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

Since August 1, 2014
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)

8/31 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins

8/31 a.m. 44      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

8/30 p.m.     Humpback Whale
   8      Killer Whales

8/30 a.m. 26      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/29 p.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  120      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/29 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/28 p.m. 23      Humpback Whales
  250      Common Dolphins

8/28 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
   60      Dall's Porpoise

8/27 late p.m. 35      Humpback Whales

8/27 p.m. 31      Humpback Whales
   1      Blue Whale
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Common Dolphins

8/27 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
   30      Dall's Porpoise

8/26 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  60      Common Dolphins

8/26 a.m. 39      Humpback Whales

8/25 late p.m. 18      Humpback Whales
   1      Gray Whale
      Minke Whale
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/25 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales
   1      Gray Whale

8/25 a.m. 24      Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins
   12      Dall's Porpoise

8/24 late p.m. 35      Humpback Whales

8/24 p.m. 55      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/24 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
   8      Killer Whales
      Minke Whale
  80      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/23 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales (with breaching juvenile)

8/23 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales

8/23 a.m. 38      Humpback Whales
  450      Risso's Dolphins

8/22 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
   4      Killer Whales

8/22 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales

8/22 a.m. 28      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   6      Dall's Porpoise

8/21 late p.m. 19      Humpback Whales (breaching juvenile)
      Minke Whale

8/21 p.m. 23      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

8/21 a.m. 55      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/20 late p.m. 30      Humpback Whales

8/20 p.m. 19      Humpback Whales (breaching & pec-slaps)

8/20 a.m. 21      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/18 late p.m. 17      Humpback Whales

8/18 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
   4      Harbor Porpoise

8/18 a.m. 31      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins
   8      Harbor Porpoise
   4      Dall's Porpoise

8/17 late p.m. 23      Humpback Whales (double breach cow & calf)

8/17 p.m. 36      Humpback Whales

8/17 a.m. 33      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  16      Risso's Dolphins

8/16 late p.m. 18      Humpback Whales

8/16 p.m. 47      Humpback Whales
   8      Harbor Porpoise

8/16 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  60      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/15 late p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

8/15 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales

8/15 a.m. 28      Humpback Whales
   10      Harbor Porpoise

8/14 late p.m. 28      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)

8/14 p.m. 34      Humpback Whales

8/14 a.m. 47      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
   10      Harbor Porpoise

8/13 late p.m. 31      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
   2      Harbor Porpoise

8/13 p.m. 64      Humpback Whales
  20      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/13 a.m. 46      Humpback Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
   1      Mola Mola eating Velella

8/12 late p.m. 52      Humpback Whales (friendlies)
   4      Harbor Porpoise
   7      Dall's Porpoise

8/12 p.m. 45      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

8/12 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
   8      Dall's Porpoise

8/11 late p.m. 19      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

8/11 p.m. 36      Humpback Whales
  40      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   10      Harbor Porpoise

8/11 a.m. 38      Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins
   12      Harbor Porpoise

8/10 late p.m. 35      Humpback Whales (very active)

8/10 p.m. 39      Humpback Whales
   12      Harbor Porpoise

8/10 a.m. 29      Humpback Whales
   5      Killer Whales (eating sea lions)
   10      Harbor Porpoise

8/9 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
   1      Male Killer Whale (Lonesome George)

8/9 p.m. 36      Humpback Whales
   13      Harbor Porpoise

8/9 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales
  80      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   15      Harbor Porpoise

8/8 late p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
   10      Harbor Porpoise

8/8 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
   10      Harbor Porpoise

8/8 a.m. 48      Humpback Whales
   8      Dall's Porpoise

8/7 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
   2      Bottlenose Dolphins

8/7 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales
   8      Dall's Porpoise

8/7 a.m. 48      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
   7      Harbor Porpoise
   600      Sea Lions feeding with whales

8/6 late p.m. 36      Humpback Whales

8/6 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales (60 breaches!)

8/6 a.m. 58      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
   15      Harbor Porpoise
   17      Dall's Porpoise

8/5 p.m. 47      Humpback Whales feeding (many with massive
groups of California Sea Lions)
  30      Common Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins
   10      Harbor Porpoise

8/5 a.m. 28      Humpback Whales (Calf breaching over 75 times)
   15      Harbor Porpoise

8/4 late p.m. 50      Humpback Whales
   10      Harbor Porpoise
   10      Dall's Porpoise

8/4 p.m. 37      Humpback Whales
   12      Harbor Porpoise
   10      Dall's Porpoise

8/4 a.m. 39      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
   10      Harbor Porpoise
   12      Dall's Porpoise

8/3 late p.m. 25      Humpback Whales

8/3 p.m. 18      Humpback Whales
   1      Killer Whale (Lonesome George)

8/3 a.m. 44      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
   12      Dall's Porpoise

8/2 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
   3      Harbor Porpoise

8/2 a.m. 32      Humpback Whales
   6      Dall's Porpoise

8/1 late p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
   4      Harbor Porpoise

8/1 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
   6      Harbor Porpoise

8/1 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
       
HumpbackWhales lunge-feeding, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
HumpbackWhales lunge-feeding (Aug. 31, 2014)

Killer Whale spy-hopping, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale spy-hopping (Aug. 30, 2014)

Breaching mother and calf Humpback Whales at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching mother and calf Humpback Whales
at sunset (Aug. 25, 2014)

Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (Aug. 25, 2014)

Gray Whale by Aquarium, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale near Aquarium (Aug. 25, 2014)

Brown Pelican diving, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelican diving (Aug. 24, 2014)

Baby Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Baby Risso's Dolphin (Aug. 23, 2014)

Killer Whales at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales at sunset (Aug. 22, 2014)

TwoDall's Porpoise, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Two Dall's Porpoise (Aug. 18, 2014)

Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale (Aug. 17, 2014)

Southern Sea Otter, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter (Aug. 15, 2014)

Humpback Whale tail at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail at sunset (Aug. 10, 2014)

Humpback Whale breaching at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching at sunset (Aug. 10, 2014)

Breaching Killer Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Killer Whale (Aug. 10, 2014)

Killer Whales by Pt. Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales by Pt. Sur Clipper (Aug. 10, 2014)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (Aug. 9, 2014)

Humpback Whale tails with California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tails with California Sea Lions
(Aug. 9, 2014)

Velella Velella, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Velella Velella (By-the-wind Sailor, Aug. 9, 2014)

Dall's Porpoise, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Dall's Porpoise (Aug. 4, 2014)

Elegant Terns, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Elegant Terns (Aug. 4, 2014)

Harbor Seal, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Seal (Aug. 4, 2014)

Anchovy jumping, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Anchovy jumping (Aug. 4, 2014)

Humpback Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (Aug. 2, 2014)

All photos © 2014 Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale pectoral fin slapping, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale pectoral fin slapping (Aug. 2, 2014)

Humpback Whale among California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale among California Sea Lions
(Aug. 2, 2014)



 

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