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

May 1-31, 2006
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)

5/31     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/30 12      Humpback Whales
  800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins
  450    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/29 16      Humpback Whales
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/28 11      Humpback Whales
  1200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins
  1000    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/27     Killer Whales (transient type)
  20      Risso's Dolphins

5/26       No trip, poor weather

5/25     Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

5/24 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  2000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/24 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  1000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  20    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/23 p.m.      Humpback Whales
  65      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Elephant Seal

5/23 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  1500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins
  1000    Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

5/22 10      Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  450    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

5/21 a.m.     Gray Whale
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  40      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

5/20 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
  26      Harbor Porpoise

5/19     Killer Whales (transient type)

5/18      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on pinniped)

5/17     Humpback Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10      Risso's Dolphins

5/16     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Risso's Dolphins

5/15       Poor weather
      Bottlenose Dolphins

5/14 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/14 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

5/13  12      Killer Whales (transient type)
  30      Risso's Dolphins

5/12 p.m.      Humpback Whale
      Northern Fur Seal

5/12 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on pinniped)

5/11      Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

5/10      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

5/9      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

5/8      Humpback Whales

5/7 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  1500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1200    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/7 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

5/6      Humpback Whales

5/5 p.m.      Humpback Whales

5/5 a.m.     Gray Whale
  15      Killer Whales (transient type)
  50      Risso's Dolphins

5/4      Humpback Whales

5/3 p.m.      Humpback Whale

5/3 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

5/2      Humpback Whales

5/1 p.m.      Humpback Whales

5/1 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales

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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