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

Since July 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)

7/29 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins
  20     

Dall's Porpoise

      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/29 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  70      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/29 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

7/28 late p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  70      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/28 p.m. 21      Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/28 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  170      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  15      Dall's Porpoise

7/27 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

7/27 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

7/26 late p.m. 15      Humpback Whales

7/26 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales

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

7/25 a.m. 31      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Possible Fin Whale
  280      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

7/24 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  10      Dall's Porpoise

7/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  200+      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

7/23 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

7/23 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

7/22 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/22 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/22 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  500      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
  23      Dall's Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/21 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/21 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/20 late p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

7/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/20 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise
      Elephant Seal

7/19 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

7/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  18      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/18 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      28-foot basking shark

7/18 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Killer Whales
  45      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins

7/18 a.m.     Killer Whales
  1200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins

7/17 late p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

7/16 late p.m. 11      Humpback Whales

7/16 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/16 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10      Risso's Dolphins

7/15 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
  10      Dall's Porpoise

7/15 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales

7/15 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

7/14 a.m.     Humpback Whales

7/13 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/12 late p.m.     Humpback Whales

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

7/12 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  25      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/11 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  45      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

7/11 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/11 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Cuvier's Beaked Whales
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/10 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Fur Seal

7/10 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  185      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/8 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  500      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/8 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  500      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/8 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Minke Whale
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/7 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Minke Whale

7/7 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/7 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Minke Whale
  22      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/6 late p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/6 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  320      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  22      Dall's Porpoise

7/6 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Minke Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Tufted Puffin

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
       
  Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales lunge-feeding (July 26, 2015)

California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lions (July 26, 2015)

Blue Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (July 24, 2015)

Fin Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fin Whale (July 24, 2015)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale (July 20, 2015)

Harbor Porpoise, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Porpoise (July 20, 2015)

Returning in the evening, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Returning in the evening (July 18, 2015)

Killer Whale by Pt Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale by Pt Sur Clipper (July 18, 2015)

Killer Whales and Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales and Black-footed Albatross
(July 18, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (July 13, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail throwing near Aquarium, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail throwing near Aquarium
(July 13, 2015)

Fishing boat heading into the sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fishing boat heading into the sunset (July 11, 2015)

Black-footed Albatross close-up, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross close-up (July 11, 2015)

Mother and calf Cuvier's Beaked Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Cuvier's Beaked Whales
(July 11, 2015)

Breaching Pacific White-sided Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Pacific White-sided Dolphin (July 10, 2015)

Minke Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Minke Whale (July 10, 2015)

First Tufted Puffin of the year, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
First Tufted Puffin of the year (July 6, 2015)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (July 6, 2015)

Short-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Short-beaked Common Dolphins (July 5, 2015)

Blue Whale by 9th hole of Pebble Beach, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale by Pebble Beach (July 5, 2015)

Southern Sea Otter eating a squid, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter eating a squid (July 5, 2015)

Mother and calf Humpback Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Humpback Whales (July 5, 2015)

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)



All photos © 2015 Daniel Bianchetta

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