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

July 1-31, 2002
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 are not plotted on the chart.

Blue Whale sightings were mostly in outer Bay waters. Numbers of whales have been lower than in the previous few years with up to 200 sighted off the Channel Islands. Humpback sightings occurred throughout the Bay and outer waters.

About 500 California sea lions are hauled out on the Monterey Breakwater.

Harbor seals and sea otters are seen from Monterey Harbor along rocky coasts to Pt. Lobos and in Elkhorn Slough.

Click for July 2002 daily sightings list (corresponding to map above).

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 7/1/02 to 7/31/02.

Sightings reported by Cascadia Research Collective, B. Cutter, D. Davi, G. Fisher, D. Frank, D. Lemon, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, L. Oliver.

Copyright © 2002 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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