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

Since November 1, 2022
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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   Killer Whale identifications by the California Killer Whale Project
Date # Type of Animal(s)

11/22 2:30 p.m. 15 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching)
  400 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Northern Right Whale Dolphins (with calves)

11/22 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins
  500 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/20 1:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  1000 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

11/20 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  400 Risso's Dolphins

11/20 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  400 Risso's Dolphins

11/19 1:30 p.m. 11 Humpback Whales
  200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/19 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  400 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

11/19 8 a.m. 27 Humpback Whales
All Day 3000 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60 Risso's Dolphins
  2000 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/18 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales

11/17 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  1 Gray Whale

11/16 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Risso's Dolphins

11/15 9 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  500 Risso's Dolphins
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/14 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  1 Fin Whales
  50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins

11/13 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales (Angel Wing and Ghost Pepper kelping)

11/12 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales

11/12 9 a.m. 11 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail lobbing)
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/11 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Dall's Porpoise

11/9 9 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales
  75 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  500+ Risso's Dolphins

11/7 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)
  20 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/6 1:30 p.m. 12 Humpback Whales

11/6 9 a.m. 22 Humpback Whales

11/5 1:30 p.m. 20 Humpback Whales

11/5 9 a.m. 13 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  7 Risso's Dolphins (with calves)
  3 Harbor Porpoise

11/5 8 a.m. 28 Humpback Whales
All Day 8 Risso's Dolphins

11/3 11 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins

11/3 9 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  100 Risso's Dolphins (nursery pod)

11/2 9 a.m. 13 Humpback Whales
  12 Risso's Dolphins

11/1 9 a.m. 13 Humpback Whales (7 friendlies)
  40 Risso's Dolphins
  5 Bottlenose Dolphins

  

Photos © 2022 Daniel Bianchetta

Leaping Pacific White-sided Dolphins photo by daniel bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins at sunset
(November 22, 2022)

Pacific White-sided Dolphins at sunset photo by daniel bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale (November 22, 2022)

Leaping Pacific White-sided Dolphins photo by daniel bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphins (November 18, 2022)

Eared Grebes photo by daniel bianchetta
Eared Grebes (November 17, 2022)

Baby Risso's Dolphin with visible fetal folds photo by daniel bianchetta
Baby Risso's Dolphin with visible fetal folds
(November 16, 2022)

Brown Pelicans photo by daniel bianchetta
Brown Pelicans (November 15, 2022)

Tail lobbing Humpback Whale with Dolphins photo by daniel bianchetta
Tail lobbing Humpback Whale with Dolphins
(November 12, 2022)

Humpback Whale breaching photo by daniel bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching (November 9, 2022)

 Pacific White-sided Dolphin photo by daniel bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (November 9, 2022)

Casper the rare white Risso's Dolphin next to a Risso's Dolphin with typical coloration photo by daniel bianchetta
Casper the rare white Risso's Dolphin next to a Risso's
Dolphin with typical coloration (November 7, 2022)

Brown Pelican diving photo by daniel bianchetta
Brown Pelican diving (November 5, 2022)

Sea Lions photo by daniel bianchetta
Sea Lions (November 3, 2022)

Sea Otter eating a Crab photo by daniel bianchetta
Sea Otter eating a Crab (November 3, 2022)


Photos © 2022 Daniel Bianchetta


Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in Monterey Bay

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