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

March 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)

3/31 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/31 a.m.     Gray Whales

3/30 p.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/30 a.m.     Gray Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/29 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/29 a.m. 13      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/28 14      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

3/27 12      Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/26 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/26 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/26 early a.m.  15      Humpback Whales
  2200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/25 30      Gray Whales
  12      Humpback Whales
  2800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/24 p.m.      Gray Whales

3/24 a.m.      Gray Whales

3/23 p.m.      Gray Whales

3/23 a.m.      Gray Whales

3/22 p.m.      Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Fur Seal

3/22 a.m.  10      Gray Whales

3/21      Gray Whales

3/20     Gray Whales

3/19        Poor weather
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

3/18      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

3/17 p.m.      Gray Whales

3/17 a.m.  12      Gray Whales

3/16 p.m.  18      Gray Whales

3/16 a.m.  22      Gray Whales

3/15 p.m.  15      Gray Whales

3/15 a.m.  12      Gray Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

3/14 p.m.      Killer Whales (transient type)
  50      Risso's Dolphins

3/14 a.m.  10      Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

3/13 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/13 a.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/12 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

3/12 a.m. 11      Gray Whales
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/12 early a.m.     Gray Whales
  18      Humpback Whales
  1200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/11 p.m.     Gray Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/11 a.m. 13      Gray Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/11 early a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/10 p.m. 10      Gray Whales

3/10 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Elephant Seals

3/9        No trip, poor weather

3/8      Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

3/7 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  220      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/7 a.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/6     Gray Whales
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/5        No trip, poor weather

3/4 p.m.      Gray Whales

3/4 a.m.      Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/4 early a.m. 17      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/3        No trip, poor weather

3/2      Gray Whales
  230      Risso's Dolphins

3/1      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins


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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