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

Since September 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)

9/27 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

9/27 9 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

9/27 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

9/26 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

9/26 9 a.m. 33      Humpback Whales
  350    Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

9/26 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

9/25 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
    Common Dolphins

9/25 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  600      Sea Lions

9/25 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/25 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Large Squid
      Black-footed Albatross

9/25 8 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

9/23 9 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  2000    Short-beaked Common Dolphins

9/23 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales

9/21 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins

9/20 2 p.m. 5-7      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

9/20 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales (breaching)
  40      Risso's Dolphins

9/20 9 a.m. 54      Humpback Whales
  350    Common Dolphins
  160      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/20 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
    Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
      Black-footed Albatross

9/19 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales (foggy)

9/19 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales (foggy)

9/19 9 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  600    Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/19 8 a.m. 23      Humpback Whales
    Elephant Seal
      Blue Shark

9/19 All day 55      Humpback Whales
  1000    Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins

9/18 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/18 9 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
    Minke Whale
  200      Risso's Dolphins

9/18 8 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins

9/18 All day 22      Humpback Whales
    Baird's Beaked Whales
  1000      Risso's Dolphins

9/16 12:30 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales

9/16 9 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
  300    Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

9/16 8 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  150    Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/15 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

9/15 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales

9/14 2 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale

9/14 12:30 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales

9/14 9 a.m. 20+      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Right Whale Dolphin
      Blue Sharks

9/14 8 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale
      Fin Whale
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

9/13 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins

9/13 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

9/13 9 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  50-60    Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  70      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

9/13 8 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales (50 breaches from calf)
  50      Risso's Dolphins

9/12 5:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/12 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  14      Risso's Dolphins

9/12 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  55      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Dall's Porpoise

9/12 9 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
    Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/12 8 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
  10    Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/11 4 p.m. 13      Humpback Whales

9/11 2 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

9/11 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  20    Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  12      Harbor Porpoise

9/11 9 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

9/11 8 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

9/10 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000      Risso's Dolphins

9/10 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Fin Whales

9/10 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  24      Risso's Dolphins

9/10 9 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Fin Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

9/10 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

9/10 All day 60      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Fin Whales
  1500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins

9/9 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
        Risso's Dolphins

9/9 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  2500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins

9/9 12:30 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/9 9 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

9/9 8 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whale
      Risso's Dolphins

9/8 2 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

9/8 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  20    Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins

9/8 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

9/8 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

9/8 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale

9/7 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

9/7 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales (breaching, flukes,
tail throws and more)

9/7 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

9/7 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whale
      Risso's Dolphins

9/7 8 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Black-footed Albatross

9/6 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

9/6 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

9/6 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Fin Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

9/6 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

9/4 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/4 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

9/4 9 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

9/4 8 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales

9/3 4 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales

9/3 2 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  10      Bottlenose Dolphins

9/3 12:30 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
    Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins

9/3 10 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/3 9 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

9/3 8 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

9/2 9 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

9/2 8 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

9/1 9 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Killer Whales

9/1 8 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Dall's Porpoise
  

Humpback Whale and Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale and Sea Lions (Sept. 25, 2016)

Kelping Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Kelping Humpback Whale (Sept. 25, 2016)

Common Dolphin and Blackfin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Common Dolphin and Blackfin (Sept. 19, 2016)

Parasitic Jaeger with Elegant Terns, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Parasitic Jaeger with Elegant Terns (Sept. 19, 2016)

Sea Otter and Seagull, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sea Otter and Seagull (Sept. 19, 2016)

Baird's Beaked Whale with kelp, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Baird's Beaked Whale with kelp (Sept. 18, 2016)

Baird's Beaked Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Baird's Beaked Whales (Sept. 18, 2016)

Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (Sept. 11, 2016)

Black-footed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (Sept. 11, 2016)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (Sept. 11, 2016)

Red-necked Phalaropes, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Red-necked Phalaropes (Sept. 11, 2016)

Interaction between Risso's Dolphin and Pacific White-sided Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Interaction between Risso's Dolphin and
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Sept. 11, 2016)

Killer Whales and Blackfin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales and Blackfin (Sept. 10, 2016)

Pacific White-sided Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins (Sept. 10, 2016)

Fin Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fin Whale (Sept. 10, 2016)

Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (Sept. 10, 2016)

Sea Otters, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sea Otters (Sept. 10, 2016)

Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (Sept. 10, 2016)

Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale (Sept. 10, 2016)

Pacific White-sided Dolphins and Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins and Humpback Whale
(Sept. 10, 2016)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Sept. 9, 2016)

Breaching Killer Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Killer Whale (Sept. 3, 2016)

California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lions (Sept. 3, 2016)

Humpback Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (Sept. 3, 2016)

Pacific White-sided Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins (Sept. 3, 2016)

Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale (Sept. 3, 2016)

Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (Sept. 2, 2016)

Blue Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whales (Sept. 2, 2016)

Humpback Whale with California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale with California Sea Lions
(Sept. 2, 2016)

Black-crowned Night Heron, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-crowned Night Heron (Sept. 2, 2016)


All photos © 2016 Daniel Bianchetta


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