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

Since April 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)

5/4 2 p.m. 34      Humpback Whales
  30      Killer Whales
      Tufted Puffins
      Laysan Albatross

5/4 10 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  20      Killer Whales
      Gray Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

5/4 9 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  37+      Killer Whales
      Harbor Porpoise
      Laysan Albatross

5/3 2 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  2000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins & Pacific
White-sided Dolphins mixed species

5/3 10 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/3 9 a.m. 70      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/2 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

5/2 9 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Elephant Seal
      Northern Fur Seal

5/1 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/1 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  2000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/30 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales (sleeping)
      Blue Whales

4/30 9 a.m.     Blue Whales (lunge-feeding on surface krill)

4/29 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/29 9 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales
      Blue Whale
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/27 10 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

4/27 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/26 9 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (CA-10, CA-51B, CA-23)
  27      Risso's Dolphins

4/23 2 p.m.     Killer Whales

4/23 10 a.m.     Killer Whales (hunting & eating a Gray Whale calf)
      Gray Whales

4/23 9 a.m.     Killer Whales (hunting & eating a Gray Whale calf)
      Gray Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/22 9 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales (with tail throws)

4/21 2 p.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/21 10 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/21 9 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/20 2 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales (2 breaching)
      Killer Whales (CA-20 and others)
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/20 9 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (CA-51's hunting Sea Lion)

4/19 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Killer Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

4/19 9 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  15      Killer Whales ("tossing" Sea Lion)

4/18 2 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  10      Killer Whales

4/18 9 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  450      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Blue Shark
      Black-footed Albatross

4/17 3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Killer Whales

4/17 2 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  15-20      Bigg's Killer Whales
      Gray Whales

4/17 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Killer Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

4/17 9 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  15      Killer Whales
  40      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

4/16 3 p.m. 15-20      Killer Whales (feeding on Gray Whale calf carcass)

4/16 2 p.m. 15      Killer Whales (feeding on Gray Whale calf carcass)

4/16 10 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (CA-51's)

4/16 9 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (CA-51's)
      Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

4/14 9 a.m. 21      Humpback Whales
  12      Killer Whales

4/13 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales (1 breached for 40 min.)
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/13 9 a.m. 45      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  600      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

4/11 9 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  400      Common Dolphins

4/10 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/10 10 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  12      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Black-footed Albatross

4/10 9 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

4/9 3 p.m. 21      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

4/9 2 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Harbor Porpoise

4/9 10 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Mola Mola

4/9 9 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

4/8 9 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/7 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)
  75      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/7 10 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10      Bottlenose Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/7 9 a.m. 21      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/6 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/6 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  350      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/6 9 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/5 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12-15      Killer Whales (attacking Gray Whale)
      Gray Whales

4/4 10 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

4/4 9 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

4/3 3 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales (several breaches)

4/3 2 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  20      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

4/3 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  11      Killer Whales
      Gray Whales

4/3 9 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  11      Killer Whales
      Gray Whales (cow & calf)
  480      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/2 3 p.m.     Gray Whale
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/2 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/2 10 a.m. 17      Gray Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/2 9 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  12      Gray Whales
      Fin Whale
        Black-footed Albatross

4/1 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/1 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Gray Whales

4/1 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Gray Whale
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
       
   Young Fin Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Young Fin Whale (May 2, 2016)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (May 1, 2016)

Breaching Northern Right Whale Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Northern Right Whale Dolphin
(May 1, 2016)

Breaching Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (April 30, 2016)

Mother and pup sea otter, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and pup sea otter
(mother eating an octopus) - April 30, 2016)

Bonaparte's Gulls in breeding plumage, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Bonaparte's Gulls in breeding plumage
(April 29, 2016)

Blue Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (April 29, 2016)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (April 24, 2016)

Killer Whales by the Aquarium, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales by the Aquarium (April 23, 2016)

Gray Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale (April 23, 2016)

Killer Whales at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales at sunset (April 16, 2016)

Killer Whales with Blackfin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales with Blackfin (April 16, 2016)

Killer Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale breaching (April 16, 2016)

Humpback Whales,  photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales (April 12, 2016)

Killer Whales and Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales and Black-footed Albatross
(April 12, 2016)

Laysan Albatross and Black-footed Albatross,  photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Laysan Albatross and Black-footed Albatross
(April 12, 2016)

Male Killer Whale CA-24 with Blackfin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Male Killer Whale CA-24 with Blackfin
(April 10, 2016)

Fin Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fin Whale (April 9, 2016)

Brandt's Cormorants, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brandt's Cormorants (April 9, 2016)

Mola Mola, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) (April 9, 2016)

Spy-hopping Killer Whale by juvenile Killer Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Spy-hopping Killer Whale by juvenile Killer Whale
(April 4, 2016)

Humpback Whale tails, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tails (April 4, 2016)

Killer Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (April 3, 2016)

Killer Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (April 3, 2016)

Black Turnstone, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black Turnstone (April 3, 2016)

  Male Killer Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Male Killer Whale (April 3, 2016)

Southern Sea Otter, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter (April 1, 2016)

  Long-beaked Common Dolphins with Sea Wolf II, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins with Sea Wolf II
(April 2, 2016)

All photos © 2016 Daniel Bianchetta

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