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

February 2022
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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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   Killer Whale identifications by the California Killer Whale Project
Date # Type of Animal(s)

2/28 10 a.m. 5 Gray Whales
  7 Humpback Whales (friendly)
  24 Black-footed Albatross

2/27 2:30 p.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  2 Killer Whales

2/27 10 a.m. 2 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
2 Killer Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins

2/27 9 a.m. 1 Gray Whale
  2 Humpback Whales
2 Killer Whales
  1 Minke Whale
  30 Risso's Dolphins

2/26 2:30 p.m. 8 Gray Whales

2/26 10 a.m. 5 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
2 Killer Whales (CA171B Fatfin & CA169 Tofina)
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

2/26 8 a.m. 24 Gray Whales
All Day 4 Humpback Whales
2 Killer Whales (CA171B Fatfin & CA169 Tofina)
  18 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

2/25 10 a.m. 14 Gray Whales (northbound)
  1 Humpback Whale
2 Killer Whales (CA171B Fatfin & CA169 Tofina)
  850 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

2/24 2:30 p.m. 5 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
  5 Bottlenose Dolphins

2/24 10 a.m. 6 Gray Whales

2/23 10 a.m. 16 Gray Whales
  5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  380 Risso's Dolphins

2/20 10 a.m. 3 Gray Whales
  3 Humpback Whales
  500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  300 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/20 9 a.m. 7 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins

2/19 2:30 p.m. 12 Gray Whales

2/19 10 a.m. 15 Gray Whales

2/19 9 a.m. 11 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale (tail lobbing)

2/18 10 a.m. 5 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  280 Risso's Dolphins
  150 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1 Black-footed Albatross
  1 Short-tailed Albatross (rare)

2/17 10 a.m. 6 Gray Whales
  50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Mola Mola

2/16 10 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale (breaching and feeding)

2/14 10 a.m. 4 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales

2/13 3 p.m. 11 Gray Whales

2/13 10 a.m. 6 Gray Whales
  8 Humpback Whales
  450 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/12 2:30 p.m. 16 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins

2/12 10 a.m. 7 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping)
  1 Elephant Seal
  1 Northern Fur Seal Seal

2/10 10 a.m. 10 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
7 Cuvier's Beaked Whales

2/8 10 a.m. 14 Gray Whales

2/7 10 a.m. 10 Gray Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins (nursery pod)

2/6 10 a.m. 8 Gray Whales

2/5 2:30 p.m. 5 Gray Whales
  3 Humpback Whales

2/5 10 a.m. 8 Gray Whales
  5 Humpback Whales

2/4 10 a.m. 14 Gray Whales (migrating)
  20 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Elephant Seal

2/3 10 a.m. 12 Gray Whales
  4 Humpback Whales
4 Killer Whales

   Photos © 2022 Daniel Bianchetta

Humpback Whale blowhole close-up photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale blowhole close-up (February 28, 2022)

6 Black-footed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
6 Black-footed Albatross (February 28, 2022)

Killer Whale (Orca) tail photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale (Orca) tail (February 26, 2022)

Pacific White-sided Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins (February 26, 2022)

Gray Whale spyhopping photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale spyhopping (February 26, 2022)

Killer Whales CA169 (Tofina)  and CA171B (Fatfin) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales CA169 (Tofina) and CA171B (Fatfin)
(February 25, 2022)

Breaching Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphin (February 23, 2022)

Risso's Dolphins Casper and friend photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins Casper and friend (February 20, 2022)

Short-tailed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Short-tailed Albatross (February 18, 2022)

Brandt's Cormorant with seaweed for nesting photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brandt's Cormorant with seaweed for nesting
(February 16, 2022)

Northern Right Whale Dolphins cow and calf photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Right Whale Dolphins cow and calf
(February 13, 2022)

Breaching Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (February 12, 2022)

Cuvier's Beaked Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Cuvier's Beaked Whale (February 10, 2022)

Gray Whale heart-shaped blow photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale heart-shaped blow (February 8, 2022)

Eared Grebes photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Eared Grebes (February 8, 2022)

Southern Sea Otter photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter (February 7, 2022)

California Sea Lions and Southern Sea Otter photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lions and Southern Sea Otter
(February 3, 2022)

Killer Whale CA45B with distinctive curved dorsal fin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale CA45B with distinctive curved dorsal fin
(February 3, 2022)


Photos © 2022 Daniel Bianchetta


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