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

Since October 1, 2014
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)

10/19 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales (foggy conditions)

10/19 a.m. 32      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/18 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
   5      Harbor Porpoise

10/18 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
   5      Bottlenose Dolphins

10/17 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/17 a.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/16 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/15 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/15 a.m. 26      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/14 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

10/13 p.m.     Humpback Whales (active)

10/13 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
   20      Harbor Porpoise

10/12 p.m. 26      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins

10/12 a.m. 48      Humpback Whales
  450      Risso's Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

10/11 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales

10/11 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  100      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

10/10 p.m. 45      Humpback Whales

10/10 a.m. 29      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  10      Risso's Dolphins

10/9 p.m.     Humpback Whales (active!)
      Tufted Puffin (rare)

10/9 a.m. 53      Humpback Whales
  60      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/8 p.m. 52      Humpback Whales

10/8 a.m. 50      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

10/7 p.m. 70      Humpback Whales

10/7 a.m. 28      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

10/6 p.m. 28      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

10/6 a.m. 47      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/5 p.m. 23      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

10/5 a.m. 46      Humpback Whales

10/4 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales

10/4 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales

10/3 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

10/3 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   12      Harbor Porpoise

10/2 p.m. 17      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

10/2 a.m. 43      Humpback Whales
  30      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

10/1 p.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/1 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  130      Risso's Dolphins
   5      Harbor Porpoise
       
Transient Killer Whale family group, photo by Katlyn Taylor
Transient Killer Whale family group
Photo by Katlyn Taylor (Oct.17, 2014)

Brown Pelican photo by Katlyn Taylor
Brown Pelican
Photo by Katlyn Taylor (Oct.17, 2014)

Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (Oct.12, 2014)

Humpback Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (Oct.11, 2014)

Risso's Dolphin mother and baby, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin mother and baby (Oct.11, 2014)

Southern Sea Otter mother and pup, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter mother and pup (Oct.10, 2014)

Minke Whale by Pt Sur Clipper, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Minke Whale by Pt Sur Clipper (Oct.10, 2014)

Humpback Whale tail with sailboats, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail with sailboats (Oct. 5, 2014)

Lunge feeding Humpback Whales showing baleen, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge feeding Humpback Whales
(Note baleen) (Oct. 4, 2014)

Elegant Tern, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Elegant Tern (Oct. 4, 2014)

California Sea Lion, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lion (Oct. 4, 2014)

Mola Mola photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mola Mola (Oct. 3, 2014)

Anchovies chased to the surface, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Anchovies chased to the surface (Oct. 3, 2014)

  Long-beaked Common Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Oct. 3, 2014)

Lunge Feeding Humpback Whales a moment after the photo below, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge Feeding Humpback Whales a moment after
the anchovy photo at left (Oct. 3, 2014)



All photos © 2014 Daniel Bianchetta
unless otherwise noted.

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