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

July 26 - August 25, 1998
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)

8/25 2     Humpback Whales
   20     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   3400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   50     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   10     Northern Right-Whale Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins
   2     Dall's Porpoise

8/23 4     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   162     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   40     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

8/22  12     Risso's Dolphins

8/21  10     Killer Whales

8/20 1     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   40     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   400     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   75     Common Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

8/18 4     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   3     Killer Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   21     Dall's Porpoise

8/16 5     Humpback Whales
   10     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   150     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Northern Right-Whale Dolphins
   15     Risso's Dolphins
   12     Dall's Porpoise
   3     Northern Elephant Seals

8/15 35     Risso's Dolphins
   500     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   4     Northern Fur Seals

8/13 15     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   50     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   800     Common Dolphins

8/12  3     Killer Whales

8/11 3     Humpback Whales
   5     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

8/10  3000     Common Dolphins

8/9 4     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   500     Common Dolphins

8/8 1     Minke Whale
   700     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

8/7  6     Killer Whales

8/6 22     Humpback Whales
   6     Minke Whales
   100     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   40     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins
   2     Dall's Porpoise
   2     Northern Fur Seals

8/5 4     Baird's Beaked Whales
   20     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   30     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   2     Northern Fur Seals

8/4 17     Humpback Whales
   2     Fin Whales
   6     Killer Whales
   200     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   8     Bottlenose Dolphins
   12     Dall's Porpoise

8/2 4     Blue Whales
   2     Fin Whales
   30     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right-Whale Dolphins

8/1 16     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   75     Common Dolphins
   12     Dall's Porpoise

7/28 17     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whales
   2     Fin Whales
   6     Dall's Porpoise

7/27 50     Fin Whales
   6     Bottlenose Dolphins

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by B. Cutter, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, S. Munro, L. Oliver, Shearwater Journeys, R. Ternullo, R/V Pt. Lobos, R/V Shana Rae, 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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