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

September 1 - September 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.


Humpback Whales continue to be the most frequently sighted large cetacean. In October both Humpback and Blue Whale sightings may increase as migrants drift southward.

The most notable event among toothed whales is the absence of common dolphin. This is in sharp contrast to the previous several years when they were abundant. This may reflect a shift in ocean climate.

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

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 9/1/99 to 9/30/99.

Sightings reported by A. Andressen, D. Frank, T. Jones, T. Kieckhefer, N. Lemon, T. Lorenze, B. Lucas, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, Monterey Bay Pelagics, H. Neece, L. Oliver, Oceanic Society Expeditions, Shearwater Journeys, R. Ternullo, 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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