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

June 1 - June 30, 1999
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.


June has brought us the first Blue Whale sightings of the season and observations should increase during July. Gray Whales are seen sporadically from Pt. Sur to Santa Cruz. What their status is remains somewhat of a mystery for this time of year.

Pacific White-sided Dolphins remain the most abundant small cetacean. Killer Whales have been busy, with the latest Gray Whale kill recorded. This is probably due to the unusual Gray Whale migration pattern this year.

Next month sea surface temperatures should start rising and a larger variety of cetaceans will be possible.

Click for June 1999 daily sightings list (corresponding to map above).

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 6/1/99 to 6/30/99.

Sightings reported by D. Davi, D. Lemon, N. Lemon, B. Lucas, H. Neece, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, National Geographic Television, L. Oliver, J. Williamson, T. Zoliniack.

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

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