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

December 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)

12/31 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

12/31 a.m.     Gray Whales
  15      Dall's Porpoise

12/30 p.m. 11      Gray Whales

12/30 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/29 p.m.     Gray Whales

12/29 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/28     Gray Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

12/27       No trip

12/26 p.m.     Gray Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

12/26 a.m.     Gray Whale
  140      Risso's Dolphins

12/25       No trip

12/24 p.m. 40      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

12/24 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/23 p.m.     Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

12/23 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/22       No trip


    Humpback Whale
  65      Risso's Dolphins

12/20     Gray Whales
  12      Bottlenose Dolphins

12/19 225      Risso's Dolphins

12/18     Killer Whales

12/17     Gray Whales

12/16     Gray Whales
  12      Dall's Porpoise

12/15       No trip (due to weather)

12/14       No trip (due to weather)

12/13 600      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Blue Shark

12/12       No trip (due to weather)

12/11       No trip (due to weather)

12/10       No trip (due to weather)

12/9       No trip (due to weather)

12/8       No trip (due to weather)

12/7   12      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

12/6     Killer Whales (transient type)


    Humpback Whale
  10      Dall's Porpoise


    Humpback Whale


    Humpback Whales

12/2 p.m.

    Humpback Whales
    50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  300    Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/2 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  75      Risso's Dolphins

12/1     Humpback Whales
  12      Killer Whales (transient type)
  15      Risso's 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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