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

April 1-30, 2008
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 14      Humpback Whales

4/29 18      Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

4/28 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

4/28 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise
  30      Killer Whales (transient type) *

4/27 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

4/27 a.m. 24      Humpback Whales
  28      Killer Whales (transient type) *

4/26 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/26 a.m. 26      Humpback Whales
  14      Harbor Porpoise

4/26 early a.m.   25      Humpback Whales

4/25 p.m.   18      Humpback Whales

4/25 a.m. 32      Killer Whales (feeding on gray whale from 4/23)
  23      Humpback Whales

4/24 22      Killer Whales (transient type)
  12      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/23 p.m. 28      Killer Whales (feeding on gray whale)
      Humpback Whales

4/23 a.m. 28      Killer Whales (feeding on gray whale)
  12      Humpback Whales

4/22 p.m. 14      Killer Whales (predation on gray whale, calf escaped)
  10      Humpback Whales

4/22 a.m. 23      Killer Whales (transient type)
  16      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales (mother & calf)

4/21 22      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

4/20 p.m.   7      Humpback Whales

4/20 a.m.   22      Humpback Whales

4/20 early a.m.   24      Humpback Whales

4/19 p.m.         No trip, poor weather

4/19 a.m.         No trip, poor weather

4/19 early a.m.   8      Humpback Whales

4/18 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/18 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/17 pm. 18      Humpback Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

4/17 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  15      Harbor Porpoise

4/16 24      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/15 26      Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

4/14 20      Humpback Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

4/13 p.m.   15      Humpback Whales

4/13 a.m.     Gray Whales
  10      Humpback Whales

4/13 early a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/12 p.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  16      Harbor Porpoise

4/12 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

4/12 early a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/11 p.m.   26      Humpback Whales

4/11 a.m.    26      Humpback Whales

4/10     Gray Whales
  32      Humpback Whales

4/9 p.m.    30      Humpback Whales

4/9 a.m.    28      Humpback Whales

4/8    30      Humpback Whales

4/7 22      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/6 p.m.    20      Humpback Whales

4/6 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/6 early a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/5 p.m.    10      Humpback Whales

4/5 a.m.    9      Humpback Whales

4/5 early a.m.    12      Humpback Whales

4/4 p.m.    10      Humpback Whales

4/4 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type), feeding on elephant seal
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/3 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales

4/3 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)

4/2 p.m. 23      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/2 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
  10      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales *

4/1 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales

4/1 a.m.     Gray Whales
  16      Humpback Whales


Sightings map is not available for this month.


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