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

December 1 - December 31, 1998
compiled by Richard Ternullo

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Marine Mammal Sightings Map (21K)

Note: Gray Whales were present throughout the area during this reporting period, and 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.


Since their southward migration is underway, Gray Whales are now the most numerous large cetacean. They may be best seen from whalewatching boats or from points along the coast from Pt. Lobos to Hurricane Pt.

Dolphin sightings remain common as we enter winter with Long-beaked Common Dolphin the most frequently observed.

Click for daily sightings list 12/1 - 12/31/98 (corresponding to map above).

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 12/1/98 to 12/31/98.

Sightings reported by N. Black, G. Fisher, J. Jones, T. Kieckhefer, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, S. Munro, H. Neece, R. Ortiz, P. Sammett, M. Ricketts, R/V Pt. Lobos, Shearwater Journeys, J. Wettle, J. Williamson.

Copyright © 1999 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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