Monterey Bay is one of the world's marine mammal hotspots - 26
different species have been observed there. The shore is characterised
by sandy beaches and giant kelp forests, home to seals and sea otters.
But not far offshore, the sea floor of the Bay drops off into
the deepest submarine canyon in North America, where deep-water whales
and dolphins feed and breed.
I travelled to Monterey Bay in September 2003, and was lucky enough to see 14 species of marine mammal.
- Orcas/killer whales
- Sea otters
- Harbour seals
- Blue whale
California sea lions
Sand dunes and a sunset
- List of mammals
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