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

July 1 - July 31, 1999
compiled by Richard Ternullo


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.

The Oceanic Period seems to be apparent with a perceptible rise in sea surface temperatures and a resultant increase in marine mammal diversity. There has also been the arrival of Albacore Tuna off the near coast.

Humpback Whales are the most abundant large cetacean with good numbers of Blue Whales observed.

Among toothed whales, the most notable observations are of Sperm Whale, Baird's Beaked Whale, and Cuvier's Beaked Whale.

The sole observation, with photographic evidence, of a live Green Sea Turtle is exceptional.

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

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 7/1/99 to 7/31/99.

Sightings reported by Cascadia Research Collective, A. Davi, C. Dennie, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, R. Ortiz, Oceanic Society Expeditions, Shearwater Journeys, J. Williamson, W. Williamson.

Copyright © 1999 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.


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