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

Since June 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)

7/5 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

7/5 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  200      Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/5 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/4 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/4 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  220      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

7/3 late p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/3 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
  10      Dall's Porpoise
      Elephant Seal
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/2 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/2 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise
  10      Dall's Porpoise
      Elephant Seals
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/1 late p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/1 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/1 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  20      Harbor Porpoise
  20      Dall's Porpoise

6/30 late p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/30 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales

6/30 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

6/29 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins

6/28 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/28 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/28 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  80      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

6/27 late p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/27 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/26 late p.m.     Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)

6/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

6/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise (mating)

6/25 late p.m.     Humpback Whale

6/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale

6/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

6/24 late p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/24 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

6/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise
  15      Harbor Porpoise

6/23 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins
      Elephant Seal
      Northern Fur Seal

6/22 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

6/21 p.m. 22      Humpback Whales

6/21 a.m. 29      Humpback Whales

6/20 late p.m. 23      Humpback Whales

6/20 p.m. 19      Humpback Whales

6/20 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

6/19 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Elephant Seal

6/18 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Risso's Dolphins

6/17 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales

6/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

6/17 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
  10      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

6/16 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale

6/15 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

6/14 late p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/14 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/14 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
        Ocean Sunfish eating By-the-wind Sailors

6/13 late p.m. 13      Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/13 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales (mom & calf)
  5000+      Sooty Shearwaters

6/13 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales (2 very friendly)

6/12 late p.m. 17      Humpback Whales

6/12 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales

6/12 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  20      Harbor Porpoise

6/11 late p.m. 15      Humpback Whales (breaching)

6/11 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

6/11 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

6/10 late p.m. 16      Humpback Whales

6/10 p.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

6/10 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/9 late p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/9 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Ocean Sunfish (Mola Mola)

6/9 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

6/8 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

6/8 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

6/8 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  140      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/7 late p.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

6/7 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales

6/7 a.m. 52      Humpback Whales
  180      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/6 late p.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  27      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Elephant Seal

6/6 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

6/6 a.m. 57      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale

6/5 late p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins

6/5 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale

6/5 a.m. 32      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Minke Whale
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/4 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/2 a.m. 30      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/1 late p.m. 40      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whales
  60      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/1 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/1 a.m. 34      Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Elephant Seal
       
Pacific White-sided Dolphin with reflection, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin with reflection
(July 4, 2015)

Large Mola Mola visiting boat, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Large Mola Mola visiting boat (July 4, 2015)

Sailing regatta, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sailing regatta (July 3, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail by sailboat, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail by sailboat (July 3, 2015)

Dall's Porpoise, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Dall's Porpoise (July 3, 2015)

Dall's Porpoise bow riding Pt. Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Dall's Porpoise bow riding Pt. Sur Clipper
(June 28, 2015)

Egg Yolk Jelly, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Egg Yolk Jelly (June 28, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail throwing, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail throwing (June 26, 2015)

Elegant Tern, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Elegant Tern, (June 26, 2015)

Humpback Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales (June 21, 2015)

Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (June 20, 2015)

Minke Whale by feeding Cormorants, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Minke Whale by feeding Cormorants (June 15, 2015)

Mola Mola eating By-the-wind Sailor, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mola Mola eating By-the-wind Sailor (June 14, 2015)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (June 14, 2015)

Humpback Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (June 13, 2015)

Blue Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (June 13, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (June 7, 2015)

Southern Sea Otter, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter (June 7, 2015)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (June 7, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail at dusk, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail at dusk (June 6, 2015)

Minke Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Minke Whale (June 6, 2015)

Mother and calf Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Killer Whales (June 5, 2015)

Layson Albatross in front of Pt. Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Laysan Albatross in front of Pt. Sur Clipper
(June 5, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (June 1, 2015)

Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (June 1, 2015)

Acrobatic California Sea Lion, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Seal (June 1, 2015)


  By-the-wind-sailor (Velella Velella), photo by Daniel Bianchetta
By-the-wind-sailor (Velella Velella) (June 1, 2015)

Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (June 1, 2015)


All photos © 2015 Daniel Bianchetta

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