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

Since March 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)

3/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/24 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

3/23 p.m.     Killer Whales
  11      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  600      Common Dolphins

3/23 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

3/22 p.m. 21      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/22 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

3/21 p.m. 19      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

3/21 a.m.     Killer Whales
      Gray Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins

3/21 early a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/20 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/20 a.m.     Gray Whales
  15      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Sei Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/18 a.m.     Gray Whale
      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins

3/15 p.m.     Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/15 a.m. 13      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

3/14 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/14 a.m. 11      Gray Whales
Pt. Sur Clipper     Humpback Whales
  10      Bottlenose Dolphins

3/14 a.m.     Gray Whales - extra friendly
Sea Wolf II          mating for two hours

3/14 early a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

3/13 p.m. 20      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

3/13 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
  800      Risso's Dolphins

3/12 p.m.     Gray Whales
  16      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/12 a.m.     Gray Whales
  11      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

3/11 p.m. 25      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

3/11 a.m. 21      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/10 p.m. 16      Gray Whales

3/10 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

3/9 p.m.     Killer Whales
  32      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

3/9 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/8 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  1400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  1400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/7 p.m.     Killer Whale (Fat Fin)
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/7 a.m. 10      Killer Whales
      Gray Whales
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/7 early a.m. 11      Gray Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/6 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/6 a.m.     Killer Whale
  15      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale

3/5 p.m.     Killer Whale
  15      Gray Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

3/5 a.m.     Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/4 p.m. 17      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

3/4 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  450      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/3 p.m.     Gray Whale
  14      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/3 a.m.     Gray Whale
  15      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/2 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  125      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

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
       
Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (March 21, 2015)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (March 21, 2015)

HumpbackWhales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales (March 20, 2015)

Female Red-breasted Merganser, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Female Red-breasted Merganser (March 20, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (March 15, 2015)

Close encounter with Gray Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Close encounter with Gray Whales (March 14, 2015)

Gray Whale spy-hopping, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whales spy-hopping (March 14, 2015)

Southern Sea Otter with Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter and Sea Lions (Note that the
Otter has wrapped a bouy rope around itself as it
would wrap itself in kelp) (March 13, 2015)

Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (March 13, 2015)

Killer Whale mother and calf, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale mother and calf (March 9, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins running, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins running
(March 7, 2015)

Male Killer Whale Fat Fin on his side, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Male Killer Whale Fat Fin on his side
(March 7, 2015)

Gray Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale breaching (March 7, 2015)

Male Killer Whale CA-171b Fat Fin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Male Killer Whale CA-171b (Fat Fin)
(March 6, 2015)

Humpback Whales lunge-feeding, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale lunge-feeding
(Note Anchovies) (March 2, 2015)

Mother and pup Sea Otter, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and pup Sea Otter (March 2, 2015)

  Three Gray Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Three Gray Whales (March 6, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Mar. 1, 2015)



All photos © 2015 Daniel Bianchetta

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