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

October 26 - December 25, 1997
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. 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)

12/23 1200     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  6     Gray Whales

12/22 25     Risso's Dolphins
  1000     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

12/20 5     Gray Whales

12/18 2     Gray Whales

12/17 1     Gray Whale
  150     Risso's Dolphins
  800     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

12/13 2     Gray Whales
  2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  500     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

12/11 2     Northern Fur Seals

11/30 700     Common Dolphins
  2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1000     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

11/29 10     Dall's Porpoise
  500     Risso's Dolphins
         with
 100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
         with
  20     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
  2     Killer Whales
  1     Northern Fur Seal

11/28 3500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  300     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  1     Minke Whale

11/25 2     Humpback Whales
  2     Killer Whales
  8     Dall's Porpoise
  500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1     Elephant Seal

11/23 300     Risso's Dolphins
         with
  30     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  800     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

11/21 1     Gray Whale
  4     Killer Whales
  50     Risso's Dolphins

11/20 1200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  20     Risso's Dolphins
  100     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
  2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

11/18 6     Humpback Whales
  1     Gray Whale
  20     Risso's Dolphins
  4     Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  1000     Common Dolphins
  14     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

11/16 1     Sperm Whale
  30     Dall's Porpoise

11/14 19     Humpback Whales
  2000     Common Dolphins

11/12    40-50     Killer Whales
  8     Risso's Dolphins

11/11 1     Minke Whale
  40     Risso's Dolphins
  8     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  5     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
  1     Elephant Seal
  4     Northern Fur Seals

11/9 5     Humpback Whales
  3     Sperm Whales
  1000     Common Dolphins
  60     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1     Northern Fur Seal

11/8 2     Humpback Whales
  20     Risso's Dolphins
  1     Gray Whale
  1     Elephant Seal

11/6 1     Killer Whale
  170     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
  1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  5     Dall's Porpoise
  1     Elephant Seal

11/5 2     Humpback Whales
  20     Risso's Dolphins
  700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

11/4 2     Killer Whales
  300     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  100     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

11/2 1     Humpback Whale
         with
  2000     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  150     Risso's Dolphins
         with
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  6     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
  1     Northern Fur Seal

11/1 1     Gray Whale
  40     Risso's Dolphins
  1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

10/30 6     Baird's Beaked Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  6     Dall's Porpoise
  700     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

10/28 100     Risso's Dolphins
         with
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
    2000     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  2500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

10/27 650     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  8     Dall's Porpoise
  1     Blue Whale
  1     Northern Fur Seal
  1     Elephant Seal

10/26 1     Minke Whale
  40     Killer Whales
  50     Risso's Dolphins
  10     Dall's Porpoise
  20     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
  1     Northern Fur Seal

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings for this period from B. Cutting, J. Jones, D. Lemon, N. Lemon, B. Lucas, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, L. Oliver, R. Ortiz, Shearwater Journeys, R. Ternullo, J. Williamson, W. Williamson.

Copyright © 1998 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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