Cetacean Distribution Maps

This page contains sighting distribution plots for most U.S. west coast cetacean stocks.   These images appear in the 2000 U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports.  See the List of References for published sources of sighting information.

Sighting locations are depicted by red dots, while completed survey tracklines are shown by thin white lines.  The U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is depicted by a dashed bold line, while the outer boundary of all surveys is shown by a thick black line.

Select from the species list below to view sighting distribution plots.