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

September 26 - October 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)

10/25 4     Humpback Whales
   15     Fin Whales
   6     Killer Whales
   65     Risso's Dolphins
   2100     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   10     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   45     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   2     Elephant Seals

10/23 3     Humpback Whales
   9     Fin Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   210     Risso's Dolphins
   1200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

10/22 8     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   6     Fin Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   22     Risso's Dolphins
   1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   5     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/21 1     Minke Whale
   130     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

10/20 4     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   3     Fin Whales
   150     Risso's Dolphins
   1500     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

10/18 3     Humpback Whales
   3     Blue Whales
   6     Fin Whales
   1     Killer Whale
   1000     Risso's Dolphins
   1200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   720     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   2     Bottlenose Dolphins
   1     Elephant Seal

10/17 1     Humpback Whale
   4     Blue Whales
   14     Baird's Beaked Whales
   1020     Risso's Dolphins
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1000     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   110     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

10/16 5     Humpback Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   36     Risso's Dolphins
   1200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   9     Dall's Porpoise

10/15 2     Humpback Whales
   1     Sperm Whale
   1200     Risso's Dolphins
   100     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   2050     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/14 2     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   2     Fin Whales
   300     Risso's Dolphins
   2250     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1350     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   10     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   20     Dall's Porpoise

10/13 6     Humpback Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   250     Risso's Dolphins
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   22     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal

10/12 6     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   2700     Risso's Dolphins
   600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   3470     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1050     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   14     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal
   1     Northern Fur Seal

10/11 6     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   3     Fin Whales
   220     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   25     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise

10/10 9     Humpback Whales
   1500     Risso's Dolphins
   600     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal

10/9 2     Humpback Whales
   4     Blue Whales
   4     Baird's Beaked Whales
   500     Risso's Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   12     Dall's Porpoise

10/8 1     Humpback Whale
   4     Fin Whales
   2     Gray Whales
   1000     Risso's Dolphins
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1     Elephant Seal
   2     Northern Fur Seals

10/7 22     Baird's Beaked Whales
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

10/6 8     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   4000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise

10/5 6     Humpback Whales
   1     Fin Whale
   1200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   30     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   4     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal

10/4 7     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   2     Fin Whales
   14     Baird's Beaked Whales
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   300     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   8     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal

10/3 4     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   4     Dall's Porpoise

10/2 11     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   6     Fin Whales
   2     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal
   3     Northern Fur Seal

10/1 7     Humpback Whales
   2500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1     Harbor Porpoise

9/30 4     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   3     Fin Whales
   8     Baird's Beaked Whales
   2000     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   25     Risso's Dolphins
   26     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal

9/29 18     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   2070     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   27     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal
   1     Northern Fur Seal

9/28 8     Humpback Whales
   2900     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1     Leatherback Turtle

9/27 7     Humpback Whales
   7     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   1250     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   12     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   8     Dall's Porpoise

9/26 12     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   15     Killer Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   25     Risso's Dolphins
   20     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by C. Davis, C. Hartell, N. Lemon, B. Lucas, L. Oliver, R. Ortiz, Oceanic Society Expeditions, Monterey Bay Pelagics, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, S. Munro, H. Neece, Shearwater Journeys, 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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