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

September 25 - October 25, 1997
compiled by Richard Ternullo


Marine Mammal Sightings Map (15K)

There continues to be an unusual distribution of baleen whales, with frequent sightings of Blue Whales and fewer sightings of Humpback Whales. Warmer waters may have forced Humpback Whales farther north, as they have been reported off northern California. Short-Beaked Common Dolphin remain the most frequently sighted small cetacean. Diversity still remains high with fifteen species of cetaceans recorded this period. The full effects of El Nino are not apparent in Monterey Bay yet.

Note -- California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not plotted on the chart.

These sightings are compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 9/25/97 to 10/25/97. Contributors include: D. Lemon, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, Oceanic Society, A. Orsini, Shearwater Journeys, R. Ternullo, J. Williamson, W. Williamson.

Copyright © 1997 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.


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