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

April 1-30, 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)

4/30 p.m.      Humpback Whales

4/30 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Harbor Porpoise

4/30 early a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/29 p.m.      Humpback Whales

4/29 a.m.      Humpback Whales

4/29 early a.m.      Humpback Whales

4/28 15      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on gray whale)

4/27     Killer Whales (transient type, predation on pinniped)

4/26 24      Killer Whales (transient type, feeding on gray whale)

4/25 24      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on gray whale)

4/24     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/23     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/20 p.m.     Killer Whales

4/20 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on gray whale)
  60      Risso's Dolphins

4/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  2500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  700    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  2200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  3000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1500    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/17 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

4/17 early a.m.      Gray Whales

4/16 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/16 early a.m.     Humpback Whales
  40      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/15 p.m     Humpback Whales

4/15 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  1200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/15 early a.m. 15      Risso's Dolphins

4/14 p.m     Humpback Whales

4/14 a.m.      Gray Whales

4/14 early a.m.     Humpback Whales
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/13 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  2000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/13 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/13 early a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
  2500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/12 p.m     Humpback Whales

4/12 a.m     Humpback Whales

4/11 p.m.      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/11 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/11 early a.m     Humpback Whales

4/10 p.m.  15      Risso's Dolphins

4/10 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/10 early a.m.     Humpback Whales
  120    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/9 p.m.      Gray Whales

4/9 a.m.      Humpback Whales

4/9 early a.m.      Humpback Whales

4/8 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  15    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/8 early a.m.      Gray Whales

4/7         No trip (poor weather)

4/6 p.m.      Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

4/6 a.m.      Humpback Whales

4/5         No trip (poor weather)

4/4     Killer Whales (transient type)

4/3     Gray Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/2 p.m.      Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

4/2 a.m.     Gray Whales

4/2 early a.m.      Gray Whales

4/1 p.m. 13      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/1 a.m. 10      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Elephant Seal

4/1 early a.m.  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  250    Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise


Sightings map is not available for this month.


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