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

Since January 1, 2016
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)

2/4 p.m. 15      Gray Whales
  1000      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

2/4 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
  1000      Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

2/3 p.m.     Gray Whales
      BIGG's Killer Whales
      Humpback Whale
  400      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

2/3 a.m.     Gray Whales
  20-25      OFFSHORE Killer Whales
      Humpback Whale
  2000+      Common Dolphins

1/29 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  3000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  350      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

1/29 a.m. 13      Gray Whales
  350      Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

1/27 a.m. 20      Gray Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

1/26 a.m. 20      Gray Whales (1 newborn calf)
      Humpback Whale
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/25 p.m. 16      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  800      Common Dolphins

1/25 a.m. 28      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/24 p.m. 26      Gray Whales

1/24 a.m. 17      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale

1/21 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Blue Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins

1/21 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  400      Short-beaked Common Dolphins 
      Bottlenose Dolphins

1/20 p.m. 13      Gray Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/20 a.m.     Gray Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/18 p.m. 14      Gray Whales
  850      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

1/18 a.m.     Gray Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/17 p.m.     Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/17 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/16 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/16 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  1300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/15 p.m. 17      Gray Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/15 a.m. 10      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
      Fin Whale
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/14 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

1/14 a.m. 17      Gray Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/12 p.m. 15      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/12 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/11 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins

1/11 a.m. 14      Gray Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Black-footed Albatross

1/10 1:30 p.m.     Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

1/10 noon 15      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

1/10 10 a.m. 19      Gray Whales + 1 calf
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/10 8:30 a.m. 22      Gray Whales
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/9 p.m. 32      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/9 a.m. 22      Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/8 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/8 a.m. 22      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/7 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

1/4 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins

1/3 noon     Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/3 10 a.m. 10      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  400      Short-beaked Common Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

1/3 8:30 a.m. 22      Gray Whales
  800      Common Dolphins

1/2 1:30 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins

1/2 noon 22      Gray Whales
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins

1/2 10 a.m. 16      Gray Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Fur Seal

1/2 8:30 a.m. 28      Gray Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/1 1:30 p.m. 14      Gray Whales
      Killer Whales
      Humpback Whale
  100      Common Dolphins

1/1 noon     Gray Whales
      Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/1 10 a.m. 20      Gray Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

1/1 8:30 a.m. 14      Gray Whales
  2500      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

       
  Egret, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Egret (Jan. 24, 2016)

High jumping Long-beaked Common Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
High jumping Long-beaked Common Dolphin
(Jan. 23, 2016)

Gray Whale spyhopping and Long-beaked Common Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale spyhopping and Long-beaked
Common Dolphin (Jan. 18, 2016)

Partial Albinistic Black-vented Shearwater, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Partial Albinistic Black-vented Shearwater
(Jan. 17, 2016)

Female Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Female Killer Whales (Jan. 16, 2016)

Mother and calf Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Long-beaked Common Dolphins
(Jan. 16, 2016)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (Jan. 15, 2016)

Southern Sea Otter in kelp, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter in kelp (Jan. 8, 2016)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (Jan. 8, 2016)

Marbeled Godwits, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Marbeled Godwits (Jan. 4, 2016)

Gray Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale tail (Jan. 3, 2016)

Southern Sea Otter with Brandt's Cormorants, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter with Brandt's Cormorants
(Jan. 3, 2016)

Black Turnstone, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black Turnstone (Jan.2, 2016)

Mother and calf Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Killer Whales (Jan. 1, 2016)

Mother and calf Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Killer Whales (Jan. 1, 2016)

Gray Whales and Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whales and Risso's Dolphin (Jan. 1, 2016)


All photos © 2016 Daniel Bianchetta

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