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

Since July 1, 2016
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)

7/28 5:30 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whale

7/28 3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
  5     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

7/28 2 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

7/28 12:30 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

7/28 9 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/28 8 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  325      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
      Risso's Dolphins
  25     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/27 3 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
      Black-footed Albatross

7/27 2 p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

7/27 12:30 p.m. 32      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/27 9 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Gray Whale
      Fin Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphin

7/27 8 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphin

7/26 5:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales

7/26 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales

7/26 2 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  3     Harbor Porpoise

7/26 12:30 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

7/26 9 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  3     Harbor Porpoise
      Tufted Puffin

7/26 8 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

7/25 5:30 p.m. 44      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  3     Harbor Porpoise

7/25 4 p.m. 28      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale

7/25 2 p.m. 48      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
      Bottlenose Dolphin
  4     Harbor Porpoise

7/25 12:30 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

7/25 9 a.m. 76      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales

7/25 8 a.m. 23      Humpback Whales
  11      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphin

7/24 4 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Blue Whales

7/24 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

7/24 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

7/24 9 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

7/24 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

7/23 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  30     Harbor Porpoise

7/23 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  150   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

7/23 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  800   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/23 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  1000   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/22 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales

7/22 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whale

7/22 8 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

7/21 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

7/21 10 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  200   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/21 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  700   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  1   Mako Shark
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/21 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

7/20 10 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

7/20 9 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

7/20 8 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  1   Minke Whale

7/19 9 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales

7/19 8 a.m. 120      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whale
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
      Black-footed Albatross

7/18 9 a.m. 79      Humpback Whales
  15      Blue Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
      Black-footed Albatross

7/18 8 a.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

7/17 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
      Black-footed Albatross

7/17 2 p.m. 85      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  40+      Black-footed Albatross

7/17 12:30 p.m. 80      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Northern Elephant Seal
      Black-footed Albatross

7/17 9 a.m. 80      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  30      Black-footed Albatross

7/17 8 a.m. 80      Humpback Whales
  10      Blue Whales
  13      Black-footed Albatross

7/16 5:30 p.m. 100      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  2     Dall's Porpoise

7/16 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/16 2 p.m. 70      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  4     Dall's Porpoise

7/16 12:30 p.m. 32      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphin

7/16 9 a.m. 100      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whale
  4     Dall's Porpoise

7/16 8 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

7/15 5:30 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

7/15 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

7/15 2 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphin

7/15 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  3     Harbor Porpoise

7/15 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

7/15 9 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
  10      Blue Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins
  6     Harbor Porpoise

7/15 8 a.m. 10-15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  2     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Shark (species?)

7/14 5:30 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  10      Blue Whales

7/14 3 p.m.     Humpback Whales (surface feeding)
      Blue Whales

7/14 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  10      Blue Whales
  15   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/14 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  5     Harbor Porpoise

7/14 9 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale

7/14 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  5     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Dall's Porpoise

7/13 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

7/13 12:30 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
  70   Risso's Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

7/13 9 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Fin Whale
  50   Risso's Dolphins

7/13 8 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
  47   Risso's Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

7/12 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  20-30      Risso's Dolphins

7/12 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins
      Large Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/12 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Black-footed Albatross

7/11 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales

7/11 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  7     Dall's Porpoise

7/10 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  120   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/10 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  70   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  2     Harbor Porpoise
      Black-footed Albatross

7/10 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  100   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

7/9 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/9 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales (lots of breaching)

7/9 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  5     Harbor Porpoise

7/9 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Black-footed Albatross

7/9 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales (cow/calf)
  300      Risso's Dolphins

7/8 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/8 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/8 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  7     Dall's Porpoise
  1   Thresher Shark

7/8 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  15     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  3     Harbor Porpoise
  2     Dall's Porpoise

7/8 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
      Black-footed Albatross

7/7 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales (breaching)

7/7 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/7 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  150   Common Dolphins
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins
  7     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/7 9 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  1     Harbor Porpoise
  10     Dall's Porpoise

7/7 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

7/6 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/6 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  40   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/6 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale

7/6 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale
  200   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/6 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale
  70   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/5 2 p.m.     Humpback Whale

7/5 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins
  5     Dall's Porpoise
      Black-footed Albatross

7/5 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale
  5     Dall's Porpoise

7/5 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/5 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale
  45      Risso's Dolphins
  1     Harbor Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/4 5:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Black-footed Albatross

7/4 3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  20   Risso's Dolphins
  1   Shark (possibly a Blue Shark)

7/4 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  25   Risso's Dolphins

7/4 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/4 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  25   Risso's Dolphins

7/4 9 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  1   Minke Whale
      Risso's Dolphins
  8     Harbor Porpoise
  10      Black-footed Albatross

7/4 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales (surface feeding)

7/3 5:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/3 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale (Fat Fin)

7/3 3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale

7/3 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  2   Minke Whales
  10     Harbor Porpoise

7/3 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/3 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales

7/3 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  40   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross
      Fork-tailed Storm Petrel

7/3 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
  400   Risso's Dolphins

7/2 5:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  60   Risso's Dolphins

7/2 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  300   Risso's Dolphins
  5     Harbor Porpoise

7/2 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Bottlenose Dolphin

7/2 12:30 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  30   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  6     Harbor Porpoise

7/2 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  20   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/2 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  35   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Elephant Seal
      Black-footed Albatross

7/2 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  

Blue Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whales (July 24, 2016)

Oystercatcher, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Oystercatcher, (July 24, 2016)

Southern Sea Otters, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otters (July 24, 2016)

Blue Whale Tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale Tail (July 23, 2016)

Pigeon Guillemots, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pigeon Guillemots (July 23, 2016)

Humpback Whale tail with Killer Whale teeth marks, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail with Killer Whale teeth marks
(July 23, 2016)

Black-crowned Night Heron, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-crowned Night Heron (July 23, 2016)

Thin Blue Whale with visible ribs, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Thin Blue Whale with visible ribs (July 23, 2016)

Southern Sea Otters, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otters in kelp (July 23, 2016)

Blue Whale ID photo, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale ID photo (July 22, 2016)

Humpback Whale ID photo, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale ID photo (July 22, 2016)

Blue Whale, note pectoral fin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (note pectoral fin) (July 18, 2016)

Adult Sabine's Gull in breeding plumage, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Adult Sabine's Gull in breeding plumage
(July 17, 2016)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins with calf, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins with calf
(July 17, 2016)

California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lions (July 17, 2016)

Nazca Booby, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Nazca Booby (July 16, 2016)

Blue Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (July 16, 2016)

Fin Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fin Whale (July 16, 2016)

Humpback Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (July 11, 2016)

Harbor Seal, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Seal (July 11, 2016)

Breaching Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (July 9, 2016)

Mother and calf Humpback Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Humpback Whales (July 9, 2016)

Paddleboarder and curious Sea Lion, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Paddleboarder and curious Sea Lion (July 9, 2016)

Tail throwing Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Tail throwing Humpback Whale (July 9, 2016)

Oystercatcher and Ochre Sea Stars, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Oystercatcher and Ochre Sea Stars (July 9, 2016)

Long boat and Brandt's Cormorants, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long boat and Brandt's Cormorants (July 9, 2016)

Close-up view of Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish), photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Close-up view of Mola Mola
(Ocean Sunfish) (July 8, 2016)

Black-crowned Night Heron, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-crowned Night Heron (July 8, 2016)

California Sea Lion, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lion (July 4, 2016)

California Sea Lion, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lion (July 4, 2016)

Minke Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Minke Whale (July 4, 2016)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale with baleen showing, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale
(Note baleen on upper jaw) (July 3, 2016)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale (July 3, 2016)

Humpback Whales in front of Aquarium, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales in front of
Monterey Bay Aquarium (July 3, 2016)

Tail-throwing Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Tail-throwing Humpback Whale (July 3, 2016)

Blue Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (July 2, 2016)

Southern Sea Otter eating a crab, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter eating a crab (July 2, 2016)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (July 2, 2016)

Breaching Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (July 1, 2016)

Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale (July 1, 2016)

All photos © 2016 Daniel Bianchetta


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