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

Since January 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)

1/24 p.m. 56      Gray Whales

1/24 a.m. 30      Gray Whales
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/24 early a.m. 22      Gray Whales
  900      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/23 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

1/23 a.m. 19      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale

1/22 p.m. 46      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale

1/22 a.m. 25      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

1/21 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/21 a.m. 32      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/20 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  15      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/20 a.m. 23      Gray Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/19 p.m. 37      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/19 a.m. 34      Gray Whales
  150      Long-Beaked Common Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins

1/18 p.m. 20      Gray Whales

1/18 a.m. 17      Gray Whales
  650      Long-Beaked Common Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins

1/17 p.m. 27      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  4000+      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/17 a.m. 38      Gray Whales
  250      Long-Beaked Common Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins

1/17 early a.m. 22      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  900      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/16 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
  10      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/16 a.m. 10      Gray Whales
  10      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/15 p.m. 18      Gray Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/15 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/14 p.m. 34      Gray Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/14 a.m. 36      Gray Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/13 p.m.     Gray Whales

1/13 a.m. 17      Gray Whales
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins

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

1/12 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  350      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  25      Harbor Porpoise

1/11 p.m. 29      Gray Whales

1/11 a.m. 30      Gray Whales

1/10 p.m. 22      Gray Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/10 a.m. 13      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/10 early a.m. 11      Gray Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/9 p.m. 14      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

1/9 a.m. 26      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  550      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/8 p.m. 27      Gray Whales
  2000+      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/8 a.m.     Gray Whales
  2000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/7 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

1/7 a.m. 23      Gray Whales
  66      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

1/6 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  20      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/6 a.m. 18      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  1500+      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/5 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

1/5 a.m. 17      Gray Whales
  1200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/4 p.m. 22      Gray Whales

1/4 a.m. 19      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins

1/4 early a.m. 23      Gray Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins

1/3 p.m. 24      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale (breaching)

1/3 a.m. 17      Gray Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

1/3 early a.m. 31      Gray Whales

1/2 p.m. 23      Gray Whales

1/2 a.m. 22      Gray Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

1/2 early a.m. 29      Gray Whales
  60      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins

1/1 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
  1000+      Risso's Dolphins

1/1 a.m.     Gray Whales
  500      Risso's Dolphins

1/1 early a.m. 14      Gray Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins
       
Baby Gray Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Baby Gray Whale (Jan. 23, 2015)

Breaching baby Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching baby Risso's Dolphin (Jan. 18, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins by Pt. Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins by Pt. Sur Clipper
(Jan. 17, 2015)

Mother and calf Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Long-beaked Common Dolphins
(Jan. 17, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (Jan. 16, 2015)

Two Humpback Whales breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Two Humpback Whales breaching (Jan. 12, 2015)

Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (Jan. 12, 2015)

Breaching Gray Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Gray Whale (Jan. 10, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (Jan. 5, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (Jan. 5, 2015)

California Brown Pelicans in flight, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Brown Pelicans in flight (Jan. 5, 2015)

5 Gray Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
5 Gray Whales (Jan. 4, 2015)

Sunrise on 7 a.m. trip, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sunrise on 7 a.m. trip (Jan. 4, 2015)

Humpback Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (Jan. 3, 2015)

California Brown Pelican, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Brown Pelican (Jan. 3, 2015)

Gray Whale rainbow blow, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale rainbow blow (Jan. 2, 2015)

Southern Sea Otters, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otters (Jan. 2, 2015)

Aquarium on 7 a.m. trip, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Cannery Row and Aquarium on 7 a.m. trip
(Jan. 2, 2015)

  Long-beaked Common Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Jan. 2, 2015)


All photos © 2015 Daniel Bianchetta

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