Download Marine Mammals of Cordell Bank information (used during Field Seminar). These fact sheets were compiled by the Marine Mammal Center, and provide background information on mammals that could be seen at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Find out what mammals are typically here throughout the year.
|Common Dolphin||September-April (Fall best)|
|Pacific White-sided Dolphin||February-November|
|Northern Right Whale Dolphin||May-November|
|Orca (Killer Whale)||February-November (unpredictable)|
|Harbor Porpoise||All Year|
|Gray Whale||late December-January and March-April|
|Humpback Whale||April-December (August-November best)|
|Blue Whale||August-November (October-November best)|
|Sperm Whale||December-February (rare) (deepwater)|
|Baird's Beaked Whale||(not listed)|
|Northern Fur Seal||August-March|
|California Sea Lion||All Year|
|Harbor Seal||All Year|
|Steller's Sea Lion||All Year|
|Northern Elephant Seal||All Year|
Listen to dolphin sounds collected through hydrophone on Oct 12th,2008 (1.8Mb mp3)
Thanks to Carol Keiper, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge for recording and sharing these sounds.