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

Since November 1, 2020
compiled by Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Marine Mammals seen in Monterey Bay

This list, updated every few days, 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. Each month the sightings from the previous month are moved to a monthly summary list.

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Date # Type of Animal(s)

11/22 10 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000 Risso's Dolphins

11/22 8:30 a.m. 13 Humpback Whales
Private Charter 200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1500 Risso's Dolphins

11/21 2:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales (breaching)

11/21 1:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales (friendly mom/calf pair)

11/21 10 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales

11/21 9:30 a.m.
Private Charter
11 Humpback Whales

11/21 9 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales

11/20 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  40 Risso's Dolphins

11/20 10 a.m. 9 Humpback Whales (pec slapping)
  60 Risso's Dolphins
  1000 Sea Lions (with the humpbacks)
  1 Tufted Puffin
  1 Merlin

11/19 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (mom/calf pair)
  1000 Risso's Dolphins
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/18 10 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

11/16 10 a.m. 13 Humpback Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins

11/15 2:30 p.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

11/15 1:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales

11/15 10 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales

11/15 9 a.m. 10 Humpback Whales

11/15 8 a.m.
All Day
22 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

11/14 2:30 p.m. 6 Humpback Whales

11/14 1:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales (breaching)

11/14 10 a.m. 10 Humpback Whales (cow/calf pair)
  4 Harbor Porpoise

11/14 9 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales (friendly and lunge-feeding)
  5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins

11/13 10 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins

11/12 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, head slapping, breaching)
  300 Risso's Dolphins

11/11 10 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  530 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

11/10 10 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales
  300 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

11/9 10 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail slapping)
  10 Risso's Dolphins

11/7 10 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1200 Risso's Dolphins
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/7 8 a.m. 21 Humpback Whales (tail throwing, breaching)
All Day 300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1200 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/5 10 a.m. 21 Humpback Whales

11/4 10 a.m. 32 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, pec slapping, breaching,
chin slapping, tail slapping)

11/3 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (mom/calf pair "Mugsy," friendly behavior,
breaching, tail slapping, tail lobbing, pec slapping)

11/2 10 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300 Risso's Dolphins

11/1 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  80 Risso's Dolphins

11/1 1:30 p.m.
Private Charter
5 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

11/1 10 a.m. 6 Killer Whales (Orcas)
  20 Risso's Dolphins

11/1 8:30 a.m.
Private Charter
6 Killer Whales (Orcas - Emma's group)

   All photos © 2020 Daniel Bianchetta

Sea Otter with Crab photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sea Otter with Crab (November 20, 2020)

Tufted Puffin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Tufted Puffin (November 20, 2020)

Humpback Whale with rain-blow photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale with rain-blow (November 19, 2020)

Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (November 19, 2020)

Chrysaora (Sea Nettle) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Chrysaora (Sea Nettle) (November 15, 2020)

Tail throwing Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Tail throwing Humpback Whale (November 12, 2020)

Pelican lunge diving photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pelican lunge diving (November 12, 2020)

Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) (November 11, 2020)

Breaching Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (November 9, 2020)

Risso's Dolphins Casper and friends photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins Casper and friends
(November 7, 2020)

Humpback Whales lunge-feeding with Anchovies flying photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales lunge-feeding with Anchovies flying
(November 4, 2020)

Elegant Terns photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Elegant Terns (November 2, 2020)

Humpback Whale ID photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale ID photo (November 2, 2020)

Osprey photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Osprey (November 2, 2020)




All photos © 2020 Daniel Bianchetta

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Last updated November 22, 2020