Monterey Bay Whale Watch
List of Most Recent Marine Mammal Sightings in the Monterey Bay Region

Since October 1, 2015
compiled by Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Marine Mammals seen in Monterey Bay

This list, updated every few days, includes reported sightings from all boats in Monterey Bay. Sightings marked * were reported by other boats in the Monterey Bay area, including fishing, research, private and whale watch boats, as we keep track of all sightings in the Bay through our sighting network. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed. California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not included in the list. Each month the sightings from the previous month are moved to a monthly summary list.

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Date #     Type of Animal(s)

10/6 All day 45      Humpback Whales
  15      Killer Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whale
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/6 p.m. 26      Humpback Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

10/6 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  900      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Harbor Porpoise

10/5 p.m. 47      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/5 p.m. 45      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/5 a.m. 52      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/4 4:30 p.m. 48      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/4 2 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales

10/4 1 p.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/4 9 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales

10/4 8 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  2000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/3 9 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales

10/3 8 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/2 late p.m. 110      Humpback Whales
  75      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

10/2 p.m. 85      Humpback Whales

10/2 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/1 p.m. 42      Humpback Whales
  450      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/1 a.m. 32      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
  Lunge feeding Humpback Whales at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge feeding Humpback Whales at sunset
(Oct. 4, 2015)

Leaping Long-beaked Common Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Leaping Long-beaked Common Dolphin
(Oct. 4, 2015)

Humpback Whale up close, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale up close (Oct. 3, 2015)

Humpback Whale breaching close to shore, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching close to shore
(Oct. 2, 2015)

All photos © 2015 Daniel Bianchetta

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in Monterey Bay

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Last updated October 7, 2015