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

Since April 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)

4/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/25 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales

4/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/23 a.m.     Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/22 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales (1 breaching 1/2 hour)
      Risso's Dolphins

4/21 p.m. 38      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

4/21 a.m.     Humpback Whales (double breacher)
  20      Risso's Dolphins

4/20 p.m.     Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales
  530      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/20 a.m.     Blue Whales
  24      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/19 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales

4/19 a.m. 21      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/18 p.m.     Blue Whales
  16      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/18 a.m.     Blue Whales
  21      Humpback Whales
  450      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Laysan Albatross

4/17 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales

4/17 a.m.     Blue Whales
  17      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/16 p.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/16 a.m.     Killer Whales (51A's)
      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  30      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/15 a.m. 21      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

4/13 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/12 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales (3 friendly)
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/12 a.m. 28      Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/11 p.m. 13      Humpback Whales
  600      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/11 a.m. 55      Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

4/10 p.m. 27      Humpback Whales (1 breaching for 1/2 hr)

4/10 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

4/9 p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

4/9 a.m. 30      Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins

4/8 p.m. 31      Humpback Whales
  20      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/8 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

4/7 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales

4/7 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

4/6 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales

4/6 a.m.     Blue Whale
      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/5 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales

4/5 a.m.     Killer Whale
      Humpback Whales
  700      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/4 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales (3 friendly)
  750      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/3 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/2 a.m.     Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
       

Killer Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale (April 20, 2015)

By-the-wind-sailor, velella velella, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
By-the-wind-sailors - Velella Velella (April 18, 2015)

Northern Fur Seal, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Fur Seal (April 18, 2015)

Humpback Whales with rainblow, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales with rainblow (April 11, 2015)

Humpback Whale pectoral fin and Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale pectoral fin and
Black-footed Albatross (April 10, 2015)

Humpback Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (April 10, 2015)

Blue Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
First Blue Whale of the season (April 6, 2015)

Long-beaked Common Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphins (April 6, 2015)

Black Turnstone, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black Turnstone (April 6, 2015)

Killer Whale CA-49C by Pt Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale CA-49C by Pt Sur Clipper (April 5, 2015)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (April 5, 2015)

By-the-wind-sailor, velella velella, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
By-the-wind-sailor - Velella Velella (April 3, 2015)

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



All photos © 2015 Daniel Bianchetta

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