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

Since September 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)

9/16 late p.m. 54      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale

9/16 p.m. 65      Humpback Whales

9/16 a.m. 87      Humpback Whales
  600      Common Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

9/15 late p.m. 84      Humpback Whales

9/15 p.m. 79      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/15 a.m. 70      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/14 late p.m. 30      Humpback Whales

9/14 p.m. 56      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/14 a.m. 72      Humpback Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/13 late p.m. 32      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   5      Harbor Porpoise

9/13 p.m. 64      Humpback Whales
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/13 a.m. 60      Humpback Whales
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/12 p.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

9/12 a.m. 36      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

9/11 late p.m. 49      Humpback Whales

9/11 p.m. 33      Humpback Whales

9/11 a.m. 32      Humpback Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins

9/10 late p.m. 15      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)

9/10 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  160      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/10 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/9 late p.m. 20      Humpback Whales

9/9 p.m. 47      Humpback Whales

9/9 a.m. 53      Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins

9/8 p.m. 26      Humpback Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/8 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/7 p.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/7 a.m. 37      Humpback Whales with 2 "friendlies"
  250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/6 late p.m. 38      Humpback Whales
   30      Harbor Porpoise

9/6 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales

9/6 a.m. 48      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   10      Dall's Porpoise
   5      Harbor Porpoise
   1      Mola Mola

9/5 late p.m. 52      Humpback Whales

9/5 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins
   3      Black-footed Albatross

9/5 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

9/4 late p.m. 28      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)

9/4 p.m. 33      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)

9/4 a.m. 37      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale
  40      Risso's Dolphins
   25      Dall's Porpoise

9/3 late p.m. 26      Humpback Whales (mom/calf pair lunge feeding)

9/3 p.m. 28      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  25      Risso's Dolphins
   3      Harbor Porpoise

9/3 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  80      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins
   3      Harbor Porpoise

9/2 late p.m. 15      Humpback Whales

9/2 p.m. 32      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

9/2 a.m. 45      Humpback Whales
  450      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/1 late p.m. 20      Humpback Whales

9/1 p.m. 27      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  12      Risso's Dolphins
   4      Harbor Porpoise

9/1 a.m. 33      Humpback Whales
  280      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins

       
Humpback Whale at dusk, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale at dusk (Sept. 14, 2014)

Southern Sea Otter in kelp, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter in kelp (Sept. 13, 2014)

Risso's Dolphin tail-slapping, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin tail-slapping (Sept. 12, 2014)

California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lions (Sept. 8, 2014)

Humpback Whales at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales at sunset (Sept. 6, 2014)

Humpback Whales lunge feeding, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales lunge feeding (Sept. 6, 2014)

Humpback Whale tail with Killer Whale rake marks, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail with Killer Whale rake marks
(Sept. 6, 2014)

Breaching Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (Sept. 1, 2014)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (Sept. 1, 2014)

Long-beaked Common Dolphin by Pt. Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphin
by Pt. Sur Clipper (Sept. 1, 2014)



All photos © 2014 Daniel Bianchetta

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