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

February 1 - February 29, 2000
compiled by Richard Ternullo

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Marine Mammal Sightings Map (20K)

Note: Gray Whales are not plotted on the chart. Numerous California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters are seen on all trips, and also are not plotted.


Gray Whales continue to be the most frequently sighted large cetacean in our area and will continue to be so as the peak of the northbound migration is reached in mid-March. The first northbounder was observed on February 10. Mothers and calves will be seen mostly from shore as they make their way north. Killer Whale predation interactions with these pairs may be observed until mid-May. Any suspected such events should be reported to 831-375-4658.

Click for February 2000 daily sightings list (corresponding to map above).

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 2/1/00 to 2/29/00.

Sightings reported by J. Baroni, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, L. Oliver, H. Tiura, J. Williamson.

Copyright © 2000 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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