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

March 2020
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Note -- This list includes reported sightings from Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed, in addition to unusual seabirds such as Albatross and Brown Boobies. California Sea Lions are mentioned only if numbers or behavior are of interest. Harbor Seals and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not included in the list. Sightings from March 1 through March 17 are from regularly scheduled Whale Watch trips.

Sightings after March 17 are from Survey Days - Our biologists monitor and count species. Sightings from Survey Days are highlighted in pale yellow.

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Date # Type of Animal(s)

3/30 (6 hrs) 4 Gray Whales
Research
Survey
18 Humpback Whales (7 were feeding with 500 sea lions)

3/24 (4 hrs) 26 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching, tail throwing)
Research 2500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Survey 2000 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1500 California Sea Lions

3/21 (8 hrs) 11 Gray Whales (rolling around, mating)
Research
Survey
40 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching, pec slapping,
tail slapping)
  500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  2 Bottlenose Dolphins

3/17 10 a.m. 6 Gray Whales
  15 Humpback Whales
  3 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/16 10 a.m. 15 Gray Whales
  3 Black-footed Albatross
  2 Brown Boobies

3/15 10 a.m. 4 Gray Whales
  4 Black-footed Albatross

3/14 10 a.m. 12 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales (breaching & pec slapping)
  800 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  8 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Laysan Albatross

3/13 10 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales (breaching & pec slapping)
  1200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  6 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/12 1:30 p.m. 3 Gray Whales
  4 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  19 Black-footed Albatross

3/12 10 a.m. 6 Gray Whales
  8 Humpback Whales
  1400 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  35 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/11 1:30 p.m. 15 Gray Whales
  4 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Laysan Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/11 10 a.m. 10 Gray Whales
  8 Humpback Whales
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/10 10 a.m. 13 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  5 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/9 1:30 p.m. 9 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  35 Dall's Porpoise
  1 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/9 10 a.m. 20 Gray Whales
  5 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/8 1:30 p.m. 14 Gray Whales
  4 Humpback Whales
  2 Black-footed Albatross
  3 Laysan Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/8 10 a.m. 2 Gray Whales
  9 Humpback Whales
  900 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  700 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1 Brown Booby

3/8 8:30 a.m. 4 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
  600 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  900 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  2 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Laysan Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/7 1:30 p.m. 8 Gray Whales

3/7 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (double breach)
  40 Risso's Dolphins

3/6 1:30 p.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  700 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  650 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  2 Black-footed Albatross

3/6 10 a.m. 4 Gray Whales
  10 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  1400 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  650 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  4 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/5 1:30 p.m. 8 Gray Whales

3/5 10 a.m. 9 Gray Whales

3/4 1:30 p.m. 3 Gray Whales
  1 Black-footed Albatross
  2 Brown Boobies

3/4 10 a.m. 19 Gray Whales
  3 Humpback Whales
  200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  5 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  2 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Laysan Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/3 1:30 p.m. 8 Gray Whales
  4 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Laysan Albatross

3/3 10 a.m. 3 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
  150 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Black-footed Albatross

3/2 1:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  10 Harbor Porpoise
  2 Black-footed Albatross

3/2 10 a.m. 3 Gray Whales
  8 Humpback Whales (tail throws)
  800 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  500 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  4 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Laysan Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/1 12:30 p.m. 1 Gray Whale
  9 Humpback Whales
  500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins

3/1 10 a.m. 5 Gray Whales
  200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1 Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
  9 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Laysan Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

3/1 8:30 a.m. 5 Gray Whales
  80 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  8 Black-footed Albatross
  2 Laysan Albatross
  1 Brown Booby

   All photos © 2020 Daniel Bianchetta

California Sea Lions photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lions (March 30, 2020)

Bottlenose Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Bottlenose Dolphins (March 21, 2020)

Gray Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale (March 21, 2020)

Heart-shaped Gray Whale blow photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Heart-shaped Gray Whale blow (March 16, 2020)

Southern Sea Otters photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otters (March 15, 2020)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin and breaching Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin and
breaching Humpback Whale (March 13, 2020)

Brandt's Cormorants and Snowy Egret photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brandt's Cormorants and Snowy Egret (March 12, 2020)

Breaching Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (March 12, 2020)

Black-footed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (March 10, 2020)

Dall's Porpoise photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Dall's Porpoise (March 9, 2020)

Elephant Seal photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Elephant Seal (March 9, 2020)

Gray Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale (March 8, 2020)

Great Egret over the kelp photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Great Egret over the kelp (March 8, 2020)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (March 6, 2020)

Northern Right Whale Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Right Whale Dolphin (March 6, 2020)

Surf Scoters photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Surf Scoters (March 5, 2020)

Close-up of Humpback Whale lunge-feeding photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Close-up of Humpback Whale lunge-feeding
(March 6, 2020)

Gray Whale tail photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale tail (March 3, 2020)

Risso's Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (March 3, 2020)

Humpback Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales (March 2, 2020)

Pacific White-sided Dolphins surfing down a wave photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins surfing down a wave
(March 2, 2020)

Humpback Whale tail - good ID shot photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail - good ID shot (March 2, 2020)

Brown Booby photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Booby (March 1, 2020)

Laysan Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Laysan Albatross (March 1, 2020)


All photos © 2020 Daniel Bianchetta


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