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

Since May 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)

5/24 p.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/24 a.m. 23      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Minke Whale
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  56      Harbor Porpoise
      Fur Seal

5/22 p.m. 29      Humpback Whales (including friendlies)
  40      Risso's Dolphins

5/22 a.m. 34      Humpback Whales (including friendlies)
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Harbor Porpoise

5/21 p.m. 44      Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  12      Risso's Dolphins

5/21 a.m. 41      Humpback Whales

5/20 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales

5/20 a.m. 45      Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/19 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales (1 baby breached for 40 min.)

5/19 a.m. 37      Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/18 p.m. 21      Humpback Whales

5/18 a.m. 23      Humpback Whales
  40      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/17 p.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

5/17 a.m. 37      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Harbor Porpoise

5/16 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales

5/16 a.m. 43      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Harbor Porpoise

5/15 all day 21      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/15 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins

5/15 a.m. 28      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

5/14 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

5/14 a.m. 31      Humpback Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/13 p.m. 17      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/13 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whale
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/10 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales

5/10 a.m. 38      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Thresher Shark

5/9 all day 40+      Humpback Whales
  13      Killer Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins

5/9 p.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/9 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  13      Killer Whales
      Gray Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/8 p.m. 44      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

5/8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

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

5/4 all day 63      Humpback Whales (cow/calf pairs breached
together & flipper-slapped together)
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins

5/4 p.m. 21      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/4 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales

5/3 all day 100+      Humpback Whales (including cow/calf pairs,
5 friendlies, breaching, lobtailing)
      Gray Whales (cow/calf pair)
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/3 p.m. 55      Humpback Whales

5/3 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/2 all day 29      Humpback Whales (including cow/calf pair)
  1-2      Gray Whales (possible cow/calf pair)
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/2 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/2 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales
  650      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  14      Harbor Porpoise
      Elephant Seal

5/1 all day 40      Humpback Whales (active, including cow/calf pair)
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
       
Humpback Whale near Monterey Bay Aquarium, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale near Monterey Bay Aquarium
(May 18, 2015)

Pacific White-sided Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins (May 18, 2015)

Humpback Whale fluke, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale fluke (May 16, 2015)

Humpback Whale with California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale with California Sea Lions
(May 16, 2015)

Researchers and Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Researchers and Humpback Whale (May 15, 2015)

Brown Booby, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Booby (May 11, 2015)

Brown Booby, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Seal (May 10, 2015)

Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (May 9, 2015)

Humpback Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (May 4, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins mom and calf, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins mom and calf
(May 3, 2015)

Southern Sea Otter mother and pup, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter mother and pup (May 3, 2015)

Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (May 3, 2015)

Humpback Whale tail throw, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail throw (May 1, 2015)

Sea Otter breaking mollusk on boat hull while Sea Lion snoozes, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sea Otter breaking mollusk on boat hull while
Sea Lion snoozes (May 1, 2015)


All photos © 2015 Daniel Bianchetta

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