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

Since February 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.

These sightings are copyright protected and may not be used without permission from Nancy Black. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of this information is a violation of federal copyright law, and is subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law.



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Date #     Type of Animal(s)

3/1 p.m.     Gray Whale
      Humpback Whales

3/1 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

2/28 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  120      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/28 a.m.     Gray Whales
  14      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

2/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/25 a.m.     Gray Whale
  13      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/24 p.m. 13      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

2/23 p.m.     Gray Whale
      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/23 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/22 p.m.     Gray Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/22 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

2/21 p.m.     Gray Whales
  10      Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

2/21 a.m. 18      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/21 early a.m.     Gray Whales
      Fin Whale
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/20 a.m.     Gray Whales
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

2/19 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

2/19 a.m.     Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/18 p.m.     Gray Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

2/18 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale ("friendly")
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/17 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  350      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/17 a.m.     Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/16 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins

2/16 a.m. 27      Gray Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

2/15 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins

2/15 a.m. 13      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/14 p.m.     Gray Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

2/14 a.m. 14      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

2/14 early a.m. 15      Gray Whales
  250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

2/13 p.m.     Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/13 a.m. 11      Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins

2/12 p.m. 16      Gray Whales
  1300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/12 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  130      Risso's Dolphins

2/11 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  10      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/10 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/10 a.m. 10      Gray Whales
  30      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/9 a.m. 11      Gray Whales
  140      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/7 p.m.     Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/7 a.m.     Gray Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

2/5 a.m. 11      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/4 p.m. 20      Gray Whales
  75      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

2/4 a.m. 15      Gray Whales

2/3 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins

2/3 a.m. 10      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

2/2 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Northern Fur Seal

2/2 a.m. 22      Gray Whales

2/1 p.m. 23      Gray Whales

2/1 a.m.     Gray Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Risso's Dolphins
Humpback Whales lunge-feeding, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales lunge-feeding (Feb. 28, 2015)

Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (Feb. 22, 2015)

Breaching Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (Feb. 21, 2015)

Breaching Gray Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Gray Whale (Feb. 21, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (Feb. 20, 2015)

Brandt's Cormorant and Snowy Egret, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brandt's Cormorant and Snowy Egret
(Feb. 15, 2015)

Monterey Harbor at sunrise, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Monterey Harbor at sunrise (Feb. 14, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Feb. 13, 2015)

Risso's Dolphin on its back with pectoral flippers in the air, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin on its back with
pectoral flippers in the air (Feb. 13, 2015)

Gray Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale (Feb. 13, 2015)

California Brown Pelican, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Brown Pelican (Feb. 7, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (Feb. 2, 2015)

Gray Whales off Carmel Beach, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whales off Carmel Beach (Feb. 2, 2015)

Black-crowned Night Heron, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-crowned Night Heron (Feb. 2, 2015)

Northern Fur Seal, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Fur Seal (Feb. 2, 2015)

Gray Whale with monastery in background, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale with monastery in background
(Feb. 1, 2015)


All photos © 2015 Daniel Bianchetta

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