Map of Marine Mammal Sightings in the Monterey Bay Region
compiled by Richard Ternullo
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.
Last updated August 6, 2002