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

December 1-31, 2005
compiled by Richard Ternullo

Note -- In addition to sightings on Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips, this list includes all reported marine mammal sightings for this region. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed. California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not included in the list.

Date #     Type of Animal(s)

12/30     Gray Whales

12/29     Gray Whales

12/28     Gray Whales

12/27 p.m.     Gray Whale

12/27 a.m.     Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

12/26 p.m.     Gray Whale
  35      Risso's Dolphins

12/26 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/24 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

12/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales

12/23 25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

12/22     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

12/21 p.m.       Poor weather
  250      Risso's Dolphins

12/21 a.m.     Humpback Whales

12/20     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  40      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1800      Risso's Dolphins

12/19     Humpback Whales
  850      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales

12/17 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/15     Gray Whale
      Humpback Whale

12/13     Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

12/11 p.m.     Humpback Whales

12/11 a.m.     Humpback Whales

12/10 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

12/10 a.m.     Humpback Whales

12/9     Humpback Whale
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

12/7     Dall's Porpoise

12/6     Humpback Whale

12/5     Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/4     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

12/3     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

12/2     Humpback Whales
  80      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Sightings map is not available for this month.

Copyright © 2006 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.


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