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

Since July 1, 2024
compiled by Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Marine Mammals seen in Monterey Bay

This list, updated every few days, includes reported sightings from Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed, in addition to unusual seabirds such as Albatross and Brown Boobies. California Sea Lions are mentioned only if numbers or behavior are of interest. 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.

These sightings are copyright protected and may not be used without permission from Nancy Black. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of this information is a violation of federal copyright law, and is subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law.



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   Killer Whale identifications by the California Killer Whale Project
Date # Type of Animal(s)

7/15 5:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales (friendly cow and calf pair)
  10 Risso's Dolphins

7/15 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (very friendly)
  1 Fin Whale
  10 Risso's Dolphins

7/15 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales (very friendly)
  30 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Dall's Porpoise

7/15 9 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales (two friendly)
  1 Fin Whale
  6 Risso's Dolphins
  3 Dall's Porpoise

7/14 5:30 p.m. 35 Humpback Whales (chronic breaching, pec slapping,
tail throwing, lunge feeding)

7/14 2:30 p.m. 10 Humpback Whales (breaching, lunge-feeding)
  1 Sperm Whale
  10 Black-footed Albatross

7/14 10 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping, lunge-feeding, friendly)
  1 Sperm Whale
  1 Blue Whale
  1 Fin Whale
  200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Fur Seal
  1 Salmon Shark
  24 Black-footed Albatross

7/14 9 a.m. 37 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail lobbing)
  1 Sperm Whale
  1 Blue Whale
  1 Fin Whale
  400 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  10 Black-footed Albatross

7/13 5:30 p.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  6 Risso's Dolphins

7/13 2:30 p.m. 9 Humpback Whales (mom and calf breaching)
  1 Blue Whale

7/13 11 a.m. 13 Humpback Whales
  12 Dall's Porpoise
  12 Black-footed Albatross

7/13 10 a.m. 20 Humpback Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  10 Dall's Porpoise

7/13 9 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  18 Risso's Dolphins

7/12 5:30 p.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  1 Minke Whale
  20 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

7/12 2:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

7/12 10 a.m. 19 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping)
  30 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

7/12 9 a.m. 20 Humpback Whales (mom and calf pairs)
  30 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  1 Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
  5+ Black-footed Albatross

7/11 5:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales (pec slapping)
  1 Blue Whale

7/11 2:30 p.m. 10 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  70 Risso's Dolphins

7/11 9 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales (mom and calf pairs)
  4 Baird's Beaked Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins

7/10 2:30 p.m. 30 Humpback Whales
  20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Risso's Dolphins
  15 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/10 9 a.m. 40 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail throwing)
  100 Risso's Dolphins
  3 Black-footed Albatross

7/9 2:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins

7/9 9 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  1 Minke Whale
  50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins

7/8 2:30 p.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Harbor Porpoise

7/8 9 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  5 Killer Whales (Orcas)
  21 Black-footed Albatross

7/7 5:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales

7/7 2:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  5 Dall's Porpoise

7/7 11 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins

7/7 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  5 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

7/7 9 a.m. 9 Humpback Whales
  10 Risso's Dolphins

7/6 5:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  7 Risso's Dolphins

7/6 2:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  9 Risso's Dolphins

7/6 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (breaching)

7/6 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales (friendly)
  10 Risso's Dolphins

7/5 2:30 p.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins

7/5 11 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  1 Minke Whale

7/5 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  25 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

7/5 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins
  15 Dall's Porpoise

7/4 5:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  25 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

7/4 2:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

7/4 11 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  10 Dall's Porpoise

7/4 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  100 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Dall's Porpoise

7/4 9 a.m. 19 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  25 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

7/3 5:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  4 Harbor Porpoise

7/3 2:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  3 Risso's Dolphins

7/3 10 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  6 Killer Whales (Orcas - CA51As + CA50B)

7/1 2:30 p.m. 7 Humpback Whales

7/1 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30 Risso's Dolphins

7/1 8 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales (breaching)
All Day 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30 Risso's Dolphins

  

Photos © 2024 Daniel Bianchetta


Humpback Whale close-up with rainblow photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale close-up with rainblow (July 15, 2024)

Bow-riding Dall's Porpoise photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Bow-riding Dall's Porpoise (July 15, 2024)

Fin Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fin Whale (July 15, 2024)

Sperm Whale Papaya fluking up photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sperm Whale Papaya fluking up (July 14, 2024)

Sperm Whale surfacing photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sperm Whale surfacing (July 14, 2024)

Brown Pelican photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelican (July 14, 2024)

White Risso's Dolphin Casper and friends photo by Daniel Bianchetta
White Risso's Dolphin Casper and friends
(July 13, 2024)

Tail of white Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Tail of white Risso's Dolphin (July 12, 2024)

Casper the white Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Casper the white Risso's Dolphin (July 12, 2024)

Blue Whale fluking up to dive photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale fluking up to dive (July 11, 2024)

Humpback Whale Fluke (FIBB-1BB220) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale Fluke (FIBB-1BB220 - July 11, 2024)

Mother and calf Humpback Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Humpback Whales (July 11, 2024)

Breaching Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphin (July 9, 2024)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale (July 9, 2024)

Killer Whales (Orcas) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (Orcas - July 8, 2024)

Humpback Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales (July 7, 2024)

Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Albatross (July 7, 2024)

Sea Lion and Seagull  photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sea Lion and Seagull (July 6, 2024)

Sea Otter eating a Crab photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sea Otter eating a Crab (July 5, 2024)

Harbor Seal photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Seal (July 4, 2024)

Risso's Dolphins Casper and friend photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins Casper and friend (July 4, 2024)

Risso's Dolphin Casper Tail Lphoto by Daniel Bianchetta
Tail of Risso's Dolphin Casper (July 4, 2024)

Killer Whale near Moss Landing (Orca) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale near Moss Landing (Orca - July 3, 2024)

Brown Pelicans and Sea Lions photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelicans and Sea Lions (July 1, 2024)

Breaching Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (July 1, 2024)



Photos © 2024 Daniel Bianchetta


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