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

Since June 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)

6/28 9 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

6/28 8 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  25      Risso's Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

6/27 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Black-footed Albatross

6/27 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Black-footed Albatross

6/26 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  300   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins
  2     Harbor Porpoise
      Black-footed Albatross

6/26 9 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  2     Bottlenose Dolphins

6/26 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  20   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  12      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/25 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale (surface feeding)
  40   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/25 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  400   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/25 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  100   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/24 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  75   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1     Harbor Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/24 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  150   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/24 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  100   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  4     Bottlenose Dolphins

6/23 9 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Minke Whale
  100   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30     Harbor Porpoise

6/22 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  200   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
        Sea Lion eating a Thresher Shark

6/21 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  100   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins
  5     Harbor Porpoise

6/21 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  250   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/20 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  250   Common Dolphins

6/20 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  500   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/19 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  74   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  70      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/19 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  20   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/19 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/18 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales (1 breaching next to boat)
      Killer Whales
      Minke Whale
  12      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/18 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales (1 breaching next to boat)
      Killer Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/17 5:30 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Minke Whale
  5   Cuvier's Beaked Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10     Harbor Porpoise

6/17 4 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  2   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  12      Risso's Dolphins

6/17 2 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  10   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Risso's Dolphins

6/17 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  70   Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/17 9 a.m. 10      Humpback Whale
      Blue Whale
      Minke Whale
  150   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20     Harbor Porpoise
      Blue Shark

6/17 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  12      Harbor Porpoise

6/16 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Cuvier's Beaked Whales (Rare!)

6/16 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Minke Whale
  30   Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10     Dall's Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/16 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Fur Seal

6/16 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  2000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Blue Sharks
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/16 8 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

6/15 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
      Harbor Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/15 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/13 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/13 9 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  15      Blue Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Fur Seal
  25      Black-footed Albatross

6/13 8 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

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

6/12 4 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/12 2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

6/12 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

6/12 10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Blue Whale
  25      Risso's Dolphins

6/12 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Blue Whale
  25      Risso's Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
      Black-footed Albatross

6/12 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales

6/9 9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/9 8 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  1000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/8 12:30 p.m.     Killer Whales
      Blue Whale
      Risso's Dolphins

6/8 9 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  35      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/8 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
      Black-footed Albatross

6/7 4 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Harbor Porpoise
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
      Black-footed Albatross

6/7 2 p.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/7 12:30 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
      Black-footed Albatross

6/7 9 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  70     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/7 8 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  10      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphin

6/6 4 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales

6/6 2 p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  8-11      Killer Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Elephant Seal
      Black-footed Albatross

6/6 12:30 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales

6/6 9 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (predation on
  Pacific White-sided Dolphin)
      Blue Whale
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins
      Fur Seal
      Black-footed Albatross

6/6 8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Blue Whale
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Black-footed Albatross

6/5 5:30 p.m. 46      Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10      Short-beaked Common Dolphins

6/5 4 p.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/5 2 p.m. 31      Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/5 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Killer Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/5 10 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/5 9 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

6/5 8 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

6/4 5:30 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

6/4 4 p.m. 60      Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/4 2 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/4 12:30 p.m. 46      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

6/4 9 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  1000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/4 8 a.m. 55      Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/3 4 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  10      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/3 2 p.m. 37      Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/3 12:30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  12      Harbor Porpoise

6/3 9 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/3 8 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/2 3 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  70      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/2 2 p.m. 35      Humpback Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/2 10 a.m. 23      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  200+      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  12      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/2 9 a.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100+      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/2 8 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (killed an adult Sea Lion)
  1000+      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Common Dolphins
  500+      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/1 2 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  75      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

6/1 12:30 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  1000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/1 9 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/1 8 a.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  

Pigeon Guillemot, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pigeon Guillemot (June 25, 2016)

Blue Whale feeding, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale feeding (June 25, 2016)

Blue Whale and Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale and Humpback Whale (June 25, 2016)

Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin near Southern Sea Otters in the kelp, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin near Southern
Sea Otters in the kelp (June 24, 2016)

Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale (June 24, 2016)

Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale (June 24, 2016)

Northern Fur Seal, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Fur Seal (June 18, 2016)

Male Killer Whale Liner with Sea Wolf II, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Male Killer Whale (Liner) with Sea Wolf II
(June 18, 2016)

Mother and calf Long-beaked Common Dolphins by Aquarium, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Long-beaked Common Dolphins
by Aquarium (June 17, 2016)

Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale (June 17, 2016)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (June 17, 2016)

Breaching Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphin (June 17, 2016)

Humpback Whale playing with kelp on pectoral fin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale playing with kelp on pectoral fin
(June 17, 2016)

Kelping Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Kelping Humpback Whale (June 17, 2016)

Male California Sea Lion, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Male California Sea Lion (June 17, 2016)

Sea Otter in kelp, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sea Otter in kelp (June 13, 2016)

Killer Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale tail (June 12, 2016)

Killer Whale tail throwing and Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale tail throwing and
Black-footed Albatross (June 5, 2016)

Killer Whale throwing Sea Lion, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale throwing a male California Sea Lion
(June 5, 2016)

Killer Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale breaching (June 5, 2016)

Killer Whale spyhopping, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale spyhopping (June 5, 2016)

Black-footed Albatross, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (June 5, 2016)

Humpback Whale and Pacific White-sided Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale and Pacific White-sided Dolphins
(June 4, 2016)

Flying Pacific White-sided Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Flying Pacific White-sided Dolphins (June 4, 2016)

Pigeon Guillemots, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pigeon Guillemots (June 4, 2016)

Humpback Whale Tails, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale Tails (June 4, 2016)

Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish), photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) (May 30, 2016)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (May 30, 2016)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale (May 30, 2016)

Humpback Whale breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (May 29, 2016)

Blue Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale tail (May 29, 2016)

Blue Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (May 23, 2016)

Killer Whales with Sea Wolf II, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales with Sea Wolf II (May 21, 2016)

Southern Sea Otters, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otters (May 21, 2016)

Fin Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fin Whale (May 8, 2016)


All photos © 2016 Daniel Bianchetta


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