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Monterey Bay Whale Watch
List of Marine Mammal Sightings
in the Monterey Bay Region

November 1-30, 2005
compiled by Richard Ternullo

Note -- In addition to sightings on Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips, this list includes all reported marine mammal sightings for this region. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed. California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not included in the list.

Date #     Type of Animal(s)

11/30     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

11/28     Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

11/27     Humpback Whales
  20      Dall's Porpoise

11/26     Gray Whale (poor weather)

11/25     Humpback Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

11/22     Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

11/21 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
  30      Risso's Dolphins

11/21 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)

11/20 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)

11/20 a.m.     Friendly Humpback Whale
  35      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

11/19 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type, predation on sea lion)

11/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales

11/18     Killer Whale (transient type)
  75      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Killer Whales (transient type) *

11/17     Humpback Whales

11/16     Killer Whales (transient type)

11/15     Killer Whales (transient type)
  20      Risso's Dolphins

11/14     Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise
      Killer Whales *

11/13 60      Risso's Dolphins

11/12       Poor weather
  45      Risso's Dolphins

11/11 p.m.     Humpback Whales

11/11 a.m 50      Risso's Dolphins

11/10     Humpback Whale
  125      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins

11/9     Killer Whales (transient type)

11/8     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/7 1145      Risso's Dolphins
  350      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/6 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/6 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  130      Risso's Dolphins
  17      Dall's Porpoise

11/5 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

11/5 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  45      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/4     Humpback Whales

11/3     Humpback Whales
  40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/2     Humpback Whales
  450      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  750      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/1     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

Sightings map is not available for this month.

Copyright © 2005 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.


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