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

Since July 1, 2014
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)

7/26 late p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
   25      Harbor Porpoise

7/26 p.m. 39      Humpback Whales

7/26 a.m. 55      Humpback Whales
  350      Common Dolphins

7/25 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales

7/25 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales (very active)

7/25 a.m. 26      Humpback Whales
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/24 a.m. 29      Humpback Whales (very active)

7/23 late p.m. 21      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

7/23 p.m. 32      Humpback Whales (breaching & tail throwing)

7/23 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  350      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins
  12      Risso's Dolphins
   6      Harbor Porpoise

7/22 late p.m. 35      Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding & breaching)

7/22 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins
   6      Dall's Porpoise

7/22 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  300      Common Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins
   5      Harbor Porpoise
   45      Dall's Porpoise

7/21 late p.m. 35      Humpback Whales

7/21 p.m. 55      Humpback Whales
   5      Harbor Porpoise

7/21 a.m. 54      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins

7/20 late p.m. 34      Humpback Whales (continuous surface lunge-
feeding for over 2 hours, until the sun went down!)

7/20 p.m. 47      Humpback Whales (surface lunges)
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Leatherback sea Turtle (rare)

7/20 a.m. 48      Humpback Whales (surface lunges)
  15      Risso's Dolphins
   5      Dall's Porpoise
   3      Harbor Porpoise

7/19 late p.m. 34      Humpback Whales
   6      Harbor Porpoise
  10,000      Sooty Shearwaters

7/19 p.m. 13      Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding & breaching)
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/19 a.m. 43      Humpback Whales (surface lunge-feeding)
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/18 late p.m. 39      Humpback Whales (surface lunge-feeding)
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/18 p.m. 34      Humpback Whales (surface lunge-feeding)

7/18 a.m. 65      Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding & breaching)
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

See our Facebook page for more photos & a video of the spectacular
lunge-feeding & breaching displays of Humpback Whales on July 17.
7/17 p.m. 22      Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding & breaching)
  100      Common Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins

7/17 a.m. 34      Humpback Whales
  100      Common Dolphins
   15      Dall's Porpoise

7/16 late p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
   1      Harbor Porpoise
   35,000      Sooty Shearwaters

7/16 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales

7/16 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   15      Dall's Porpoise

7/15 p.m. 34      Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
   25,000      Sooty Shearwaters

7/15 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding & breaching)

7/15 a.m. 32      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

7/14 late p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins
   10,000      Sooty Shearwaters

7/14 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins
   20,000      Sooty Shearwaters

7/14 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
   7      Dall's Porpoise
   3      Harbor Porpoise
   2      Northern Elephant Seals

7/13 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

7/12 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/12 a.m. 43      Humpback Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins

7/11 late p.m. 36      Humpback Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins

7/11 p.m. 31      Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

7/11 a.m. 29      Humpback Whales
   12      Dall's Porpoise

7/10 late p.m. 31      Humpback Whales

7/10 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

7/10 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  250      Risso's Dolphins

7/9 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  10      Risso's Dolphins
   12      Dall's Porpoise

7/9 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
   12      Dall's Porpoise

7/9 a.m. 24      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

7/8 p.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  27      Risso's Dolphins
   12      Dall's Porpoise

7/8 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
   1      Harbor Porpoise
   2      Mola Molas

7/7 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
   8      Harbor Porpoise
   70,000-
100,000 
    Sooty Shearwaters

7/7 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
   1      Harbor Porpoise

7/7 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins

7/6 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
  350      Risso's Dolphins

7/5 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

7/5 late p.m. 26      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

7/5 a.m. 28      Humpback Whales
  450      Risso's Dolphins
   12      Harbor Porpoise

7/4 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
  80      Risso's Dolphins

7/4 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/4 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  400      Risso's Dolphins
   6      Harbor Porpoise

7/3 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales (2 babies)
  100      Risso's Dolphins (including babies)

7/3 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales (breaching baby)
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

7/2 p.m. 19      Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

7/2 a.m. 23      Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

7/1 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales

7/1 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

       
Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (July 25, 2014)

HumpbackWhale lunge-feeding, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
HumpbackWhale lunge-feeding (July 21, 2014)

Bottlenose Dolphins near Cannery Row, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Bottlenose Dolphins near Cannery Row
(July 21, 2014)

Leatherback Sea Turtle, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Leatherback Sea Turtle (July 20, 2014)

Humpback Whale tail throw, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail throw by Pt. Sur Clipper
(July 19, 2014)

Breaching Humpback Whale at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale at sunset (July 18, 2014)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales, photo by Melissa Galieti
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales (July 17, 2014)
© 2014 Melissa Galieti

Long-beaked Common Dolphin near Sea Wolf II, photo by Melissa Galieti
Long-beaked Common Dolphin near Sea Wolf II
(July 17, 2014)  © 2014 Melissa Galieti

Brown Pelican swallowing anchovies, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelican swallowing anchovies (July 14, 2014)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales (July 14, 2014)

California Sea Otters, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Otters (July 14, 2014)

Egg Yolk Jelly and Moon Jelly, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Egg Yolk Jelly and Moon Jelly (July 12, 2014)

How many Sea Lions will fit on a raft, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
How many Sea Lions will fit on a raft? (July 12, 2014)

Risso's Dolphins at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins at sunset (July 11, 2014)

Humpback Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (July 11, 2014)

Dall's Porpoise, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Dall's Porpoise (July 11, 2014)

Humpback Whales and Pt. Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales and Pt. Sur Clipper (July 11, 2014)

Sooty Shearwaters and Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sooty Shearwaters and Humpback Whale
(July 7, 2014)

Breaching Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphin (July 6, 2014)

Southern Sea Otter eating a crab, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter eating a crab (July 5, 2014)

Northern Fulmar and Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Fulmar and Black-footed Albatross
(July 4, 2014)

  Humpback Whale tail throw, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail throw (July 4, 2014)

All photos © 2014 Daniel Bianchetta
except where otherwise noted

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