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

January 1-31, 2006
compiled by Richard Ternullo
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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)

1/30 p.m.     Humpback Whale

1/30 a.m. 24      Gray Whales

1/29 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

1/29 a.m. 11      Gray Whales
  350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2000      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/29 early a.m.     Gray Whales

1/28 p.m. 14      Gray Whales

1/28 a.m. 12      Gray Whales

1/27 p.m. 13      Gray Whales

1/27 a.m. 16      Gray Whales

1/26 p.m. 16      Gray Whales

1/26 a.m. 18      Gray Whales

1/25 p.m. 15      Gray Whales
  25      Killer Whales (offshore type)

1/25 a.m. 16      Gray Whales
  25      Killer Whales (offshore type)

1/24 p.m. 13      Gray Whales

1/24 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

1/23 p.m. 16      Gray Whales

1/23 a.m. 14      Gray Whales

1/22 p.m. 14      Gray Whales

1/22 a.m. 19      Killer Whales (transient type)
  11      Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

1/22 early a.m. 30      Gray Whales

1/21 p.m. 18      Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

1/21 a.m. 16      Gray Whales

1/21 early a.m. 26      Gray Whales

1/20 p.m. 46      Gray Whales

1/20 a.m. 43      Gray Whales

1/19 34      Gray Whales

1/18 17      Gray Whales

1/17 p.m. 20      Gray Whales

1/17 a.m. 18      Gray Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

1/16 p.m. 30      Gray Whales

1/16 a.m. 36      Gray Whales

1/16
early a.m.
    Killer Whales (transient type)
  40      Gray Whales

1/15 p.m.     Gray Whales

1/15 a.m. 26      Gray Whales

1/15 early a.m. 23      Gray Whales

1/14 a.m.     Gray Whales

1/14 early a.m.     Gray Whales

1/13 p.m. 18      Gray Whales

1/13 a.m. 31      Gray Whales

1/12 p.m. 18      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale

1/12 a.m. 20      Gray Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

1/11 p.m. 17      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale

1/10 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale

1/10 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

1/9 p.m. 31      Gray Whales

1/9 a.m. 22      Gray Whales

1/8 p.m. 13      Gray Whales

1/8 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
  550      Risso's Dolphins

1/7 p.m. 17      Gray Whales
  45      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1100      Risso's Dolphins

1/7 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
  65      Risso's Dolphins

1/6 p.m. 10      Gray Whales

1/6 a.m.     Gray Whales

1/5 p.m.     Gray Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

1/5 a.m.     Gray Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

1/4 p.m.     Gray Whales
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins

1/4 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1800      Risso's Dolphins

1/3     Gray Whales


Sightings map is not available for this month.


Copyright © 2006 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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