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

February 1 - February 28, 1999
compiled by Richard Ternullo

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Marine Mammal Sightings Map (19K)

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.


Gray Whales continue to be the most frequently sighted large baleen whale in Monterey Bay. The next peak in the migration will occur during mid-March followed by a pulse of mothers and calves. Good observation points are from whalewatching boats or from promontories along Highway 1.

Toothed whale activity has centered around Offshore-type Killer Whales, with the most amazing sightings at the end of the month. This is probably the most spectacular sighting of Killer Whales ever recorded in Monterey Bay. For those that had the great fortune to see these whales in such numbers this was the sight of a lifetime and not likely to be repeated!

Click for daily sightings list 2/1 - 2/28/99 (corresponding to map above).

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 2/1/99 to 2/28/99.

Sightings reported by C. Alhswede, J. Aliotti, G. Fisher, C. Hartzel, B. Lucas, C. Davis, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Pelagics, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, L. Oliver, Pt. Lobos Ranger Record, HN, H. Neece, 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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