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

Since April 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)

4/16 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   40      Risso's Dolphins
      Sea Lions interacting with Humpbacks

4/15 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
   70      Risso's Dolphins
   1      Blue Shark feeding on Gray Whale intestines
(left over from Monday's Killer Whale attack)

4/14 p.m. 32      Killer Whales feeding on a Gray Whale calf

4/14 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins (feeding)
   40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/13 p.m. 23      Humpback Whales ("friendlies" again)

4/13 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20      Risso's Dolphins

4/12 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales (1 very "friendly" pair)

4/12 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales (3 very "friendly" pairs)

4/11 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   1      White Common Murre

4/11 a.m.     Humpback Whales (2 "friendly")
      Gray Whales
  1000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50      Risso's Dolphins

4/10 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/10 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   40      Risso's Dolphins

4/9 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   150      Risso's Dolphins

4/9 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
   1      Gray Whale
   100      Risso's Dolphins

4/8 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   50      Risso's Dolphins

4/8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   50      Risso's Dolphins
   10      Bottlenose Dolphins

4/7 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  2000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   25      Risso's Dolphins

4/6 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   60      Risso's Dolphins

4/6 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  2500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   80      Risso's Dolphins

4/5 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
   100      Risso's Dolphins

4/4 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   2      Gray Whales
   10      Risso's Dolphins

4/3 a.m.     Humpback Whales (breaching)
   3      Gray Whales
   50      Risso's Dolphins

4/2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  10      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20      Risso's Dolphins

4/2 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300      Risso's Dolphins

4/1 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
   400      Risso's Dolphins

Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (April 14, 2014)

Friendly Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
"Friendly" Humpback Whale (April 13, 2014)

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more photos of the "friendly"
Humpback Whales seen on April 13.


Breaching Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (April 12, 2014)

Humpback Whale Tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale Tail (April 12, 2014)

Breaching Killer Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Killer Whale (April 10, 2014)

Kelping Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Kelping Risso's Dolphinn (April 10, 2014)

Killer Whales (CA45's), photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (CA45's) (April 7, 2014)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (April 7, 2014)

Humpback Whale lunge-feeding, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale lunge-feeding (April 6, 2014)


Common Murre with California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Common Murre with California Sea Lions
(April 4, 2014)

  Female Sea Otter, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Female Sea Otter (April 6, 2014)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (April 5, 2014)

All photos © 2014 Daniel Bianchetta

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in Monterey Bay

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Last updated April 16, 2014