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

June 2021
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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.

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Date # Type of Animal(s)

6/30 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  40 Risso's Dolphins

6/30 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins

6/29 10 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  1 Blue Whale
  100 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  1 Black-footed Albatross

6/28 10 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins

6/28 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  400 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  40 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/27 `10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/27 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  40 Risso's Dolphins

6/26 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  150 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Black-footed Albatross

6/26 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  90 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40 Risso's Dolphins

6/26 8 a.m. 10 Humpback Whales
All Day 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  35 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Black-footed Albatross

6/25 2:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Dall's Porpoise

6/25 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (cow & calf "kelphing")'
  1200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  600 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1 Short-fin Mako Shark
  6 Black-footed Albatross

6/25 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/24 2:30 p.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  60 Risso's Dolphins

6/24 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  4 Killer Whales (Orcas)
  1 Minke Whale
  50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30 Dall's Porpoise

6/24 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  4 Killer Whales (Orcas)
  30 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Dall's Porpoise
  7 Harbor Porpoise
  1 Blue Shark
  1 Elephant Seal

6/23 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  10 Baird's Beaked Whales
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Blue Shark

6/22 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  75 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/22 9 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales (repeated breach)
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  2 Harbor Porpoise

6/21 9 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales (cow & calf)
  60 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/21 8 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales
All Day 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins

6/20 2:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  50 Risso's Dolphins

6/20 1:30 p.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  10 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/20 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins

6/20 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  5 Baird's Beaked Whales
  75 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/20 8 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
All Day 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/19 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec-slapping)
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/19 1:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  2 Black-footed Albatross

6/19 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  3 Black-footed Albatross

6/19 9 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  6 Black-footed Albatross

6/18 2:30 p.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/18 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  400 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  250 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/18 9 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/17 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (feeding mom & calf pair)
  75 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Harbor Porpoise
  1 Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

6/17 9 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales (breaching mom & calf pair)
  75 Risso's Dolphins

6/16 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/16 9 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales (feeding)
  100 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/15 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins

6/15 9 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins

6/14 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper breaching)

6/13 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins

6/13 9 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  80 Risso's Dolphins

6/12 2:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/12 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  80 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/12 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  1 Fin Whale
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/11 2:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  60 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/11 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  60 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/10 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
Sea Wolf II 100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/10 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
Pt. Sur Clipper 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/9 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Bottlenose Dolphins

6/9 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  8 Harbor Porpoise

6/8 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  75 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Bottlenose Dolphins

6/8 9 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  350 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  10 Bottlenose Dolphins

6/7 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales (breaching and lunge-feeding)
  15 Risso's Dolphins

6/6 1:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  80 Risso's Dolphins

6/6 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  100 Risso's Dolphins

6/6 9 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  100 Risso's Dolphins

6/5 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales (cow/calf pair)
  80 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  4 Harbor Porpoise

6/5 9 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  2 Blue Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  1 Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
 

6/4 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (cow & calf)
  20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/4 10 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales (cow & calf)
  150 Risso's Dolphins

6/3 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  80 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/2 10 a.m. 20 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

6/1 10 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  10 Harbor Porpoise

6/1 9 a.m. 18 Humpback Whales
  150 Risso's Dolphins
  100 Harbor Porpoise

   Photos © 2021 Daniel Bianchetta

Diving Brown Pelican photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Diving Brown Pelican (June 30, 2021)

Risso's Dolphins including Casper by Monterey Bay Aquarium photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins including Casper near
Monterey Bay Aquarium (June 29, 2021)

Blue Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (June 29, 2021)

Pacific White-sided Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins (June 28, 2021)

Southern Sea Otters photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otters (June 28, 2021)

Killer Whales (Orcas) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (Orcas) (June 24, 2021)

Killer Whale (Orca) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale (Orca) (June 24, 2021)

Breaching Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (June 21, 2021)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (June 21, 2021)

Tail-throwing Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Tail-throwing Humpback Whale (June 21, 2021)

Humpback Whale tail photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (June 20, 2021)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale (June 20, 2021)

Risso's Dolphins Casper and friends photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins Casper and friends (June 20, 2021)

Breaching Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphin (June 20, 2021)

Baird's Beaked Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Baird's Beaked Whales (June 20, 2021)

Black-footed Albatross in flight photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross in flight (June 20, 2021)

Mom and calf Humpback Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mom and calf Humpback Whales (June 17, 2021)

Southern Sea Otter photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter (June 17, 2021)

Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale (June 16, 2021)

Breaching Humpback Whale calf photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale calf (June 14, 2021)

Risso's Dolphin Casper photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin Casper (June 14, 2021)

Risso's Dolphins including Casper near Monterey Bay Aquarium photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins including Casper
near Monterey Bay Aquarium (June 11, 2021)

Risso's Dolphin Casper photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin Casper (June 10, 2021)

Black-footed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (June 10, 2021)

Bottlenose Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Bottlenose Dolphins (June 8, 2021)

Mother and calf Humpback Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Humpback Whales (June 7, 2021)

Humpback Whale feeding photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale feeding (June 5, 2021)

Blue Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (June 5, 2021)

Brown Pelicans photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelicans (June 4, 2021)

Humpback Whale fluke photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale fluke (June 3, 2021)

Pacific Sea Nettle photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific Sea Nettle (June 3, 2021)

Breaching Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (June 2, 2021)

Tail of Risso's Dolphin Casper photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Tail of Risso's Dolphin Casper (June 1, 2021)

Playful Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Playful Risso's Dolphin (June 1, 2021)


Photos © 2021 Daniel Bianchetta


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