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

October 1-31, 2018
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Note -- In addition to sightings on Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips, this list includes all reported marine mammal sightings for this region. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed. California Sea Lions, 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)

10/31 2 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

10/31 9 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales (breaching)

10/30 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  8 Harbor Porpoise

10/29 2 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  1 Harbor Porpoise

10/29 9 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales (breaching and lunge-feeding)
  30 Harbor Porpoise

10/28 2 p.m. 9 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching, tail throws and pec slaps)

10/28 9 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales (spy hopping and lunge-feeding)
  300 Risso's Dolphins
  50 Harbor Porpoise

10/28 8 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  15 Harbor Porpoise

10/27 2 p.m. 11 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  20 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Harbor Porpoise

10/27 1 p.m. 9 Humpback Whales (breaching and tail throws)
  3 Harbor Porpoise

10/27 9 a.m. 9 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  40 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Harbor Porpoise

10/27 8 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales (breaching and tail throws)
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  5 Harbor Porpoise

10/27 8 a.m. 38 Humpback Whales (dolphin and sea lion snout-riding on whale)
8-hr All Day 100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800 Risso's Dolphins

10/26 2 p.m. 11 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail throws)
  60 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Harbor Porpoise

10/26 9 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  240 Risso's Dolphins
  8 Harbor Porpoise

10/26 8 a.m. 9 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  50 Harbor Porpoise

10/26 8 a.m. 25 Humpback Whales (lunging, breaching, tail slaps)
8-hr All Day 2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Harbor Porpoise

10/25 2 p.m. 7 Humpback Whales (breaching and pec slapping)
  5 Harbor Porpoise

10/25 9 a.m. 11 Humpback Whales (breaching and tail lobbing)
  20 Risso's Dolphins

10/24 2 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  5 Harbor Porpoise

10/24 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins

10/23 2 p.m. 12 Humpback Whales (feeding with California Sea Lions)

10/23 9 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales (lunging, breaching, feeding with California Sea Lions)

10/22 2 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales (lunging, breaching, pec slaps and tail slaps)

10/22 9 a.m. 11 Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)

10/21 2 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales (fluking, tail throws)

10/21 1 p.m. 4 Humpback Whales (fluking, feeding, tail throws)

10/21 9 a.m. 10 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  750 Risso's Dolphins
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/21 8 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  500 Risso's Dolphins & Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/20 2 p.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  2 Bottlenose Dolphins
  2 Harbor Porpoise

10/20 1 p.m. 11 Humpback Whales

10/20 9 a.m. 11 Humpback Whales (lob-tailing, spy-hopping, lunge-feeding)
  160 Risso's Dolphins
  20 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/20 8 a.m. 18 Humpback Whales
  100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1200 Risso's Dolphins
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/19 2 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (mother and calf, breaching)

10/19 7:30 a.m. 25 Humpback Whales (lunging, breaching)
12-hr Full Day 30 Risso's Dolphins

10/18 2 p.m. 7 Humpback Whales (cow and calf breaching)

10/18 9 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales (spouting and fluking)
  1 Fin Whale

10/17 2 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales (breaching)

10/17 9 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  5 Harbor Porpoise

10/16 2 p.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  3 Blue Whales

10/16 9 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales (kelping and tail throws)
  5 Harbor Porpoise

10/15 2 p.m. 20 Humpback Whales (1 friendly calf, for over an hour
breaching and tail throws )

10/15 9 a.m. 21 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail throws and lunging)
  100 Risso's Dolphins

10/15 8 a.m. 21 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching and tail throws)
  75 Risso's Dolphins

10/14 2 p.m. 14 Humpback Whales (kelping and tail throws)

10/14 1 p.m. 17 Humpback Whales (breaching)

10/14 9 a.m. 23 Humpback Whales (breaching, head slaps, tail throws and lunge-feeding)
  5 Harbor Porpoise

10/14 8 a.m. 17 Humpback Whales (breaching)

10/13 2 p.m. 13 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

10/13 1 p.m. 18 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping and tail throws)

10/13 9 a.m. 19 Humpback Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Harbor Porpoise

10/13 8 a.m. 22 Humpback Whales
  1 Fin Whale
  20 Risso's Dolphins

10/13 7:30 a.m. 49 Humpback Whales
12-hr Full Day 1 Fin Whale
  40 Risso's Dolphins

10/12 2 p.m. 15 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping, tail throws, cow and calf pair)

10/12 1 p.m. 18 Humpback Whales (breaching, head slaps, tail throws)

10/12 9 a.m. 17 Humpback Whales (fluking, spouting, pec slapping)

10/12 8 a.m. 18 Humpback Whales (cow and calf pair breaching together,
head slaps, tail throws)

10/12 8 a.m. 38 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail throws, feeding with Sea Lions)
8-hr All Day 1 Mola Mola

10/11 2 p.m. 20 Humpback Whales

10/11 9 a.m. 20 Humpback Whales (breaching, lunge-feeding)
  10 Harbor Porpoise

10/10 2 p.m. 10 Humpback Whales
  7 Bottlenose Dolphins
  14 Harbor Porpoise

10/10 9 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  12 Bottlenose Dolphins
  220 Risso's Dolphins
  40 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  30 Harbor Porpoise

10/9 2 p.m. 21 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, tail lobs, breaching)

10/9 9 a.m. 22 Humpback Whales (breaching, lunge-feeding)
  30 Risso's Dolphins
  3 Harbor Porpoise

10/9 8 a.m. 23 Humpback Whales (tail throws, lunge-feeding)
  30 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Harbor Porpoise

10/8 2 p.m. 22 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail throws, pec slaps)

10/8 9 a.m. 28 Humpback Whales (breaching, lunging, tail throws)

10/8 8 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping, tail throws)
  20 Harbor Porpoise

10/7 9 a.m. 36 Humpback Whales (lunge feeding, breaching, pec slapping)

10/7 8 a.m. 30 Humpback Whales (lunge feeding, breaching, pec slapping)

10/6 9 a.m. 32 Humpback Whales (lunge feeding, breaching and tail throws)
  2 Harbor Porpoise

10/6 8 a.m. 21 Humpback Whales (lunge feeding and breaching)

10/5 1 p.m. 17 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

10/5 10 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

10/5 9 a.m. 18 Humpback Whales (breaching, lunging)
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300 Risso's Dolphins
  20 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/4 2 p.m. 25 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, pec-slapping)

10/4 9 a.m. 30 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching)
  1 Killer Whale
  17 Risso's Dolphins

10/3 2 p.m. 30 Humpback Whales (100+ breaches, lunge-feeding, pec-slapping, tail throws)

10/3 1 p.m. 37 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching)
  8 Killer Whales
  1 Minke Whale

10/3 9 a.m. 20 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching)
  8 Killer Whales (spy-hopping and predation)

10/3 8 a.m. 27 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching, pec-slapping, kelping)

10/2 2 p.m. 24 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail throws, tail slaps, lunge-feeding)
  30 Risso's Dolphins

10/2 9 a.m. 26 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  30 Risso's Dolphins

10/1 2 p.m. 29 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping and tail lob)
  20 Risso's Dolphins

10/1 9 a.m. 37 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  2 Minke Whales

10/1 8 a.m. 62 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding and breaching)
8-hr All Day 30 Risso's Dolphins

   All photos © 2018 Daniel Bianchetta

California Sea Lions, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lions (October 29, 2018)

Humpback Whale with Rhinoceros Auklets, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale with Rhinoceros Auklets
(October 29, 2018)

Humpback Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail
(October 27, 2018)

Purple-striped Jelly, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata)
(October 26, 2018)

Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish), photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) (October 25, 2018)

Breaching Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (October 25, 2018)

Harbor Seal, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Seal (October 22, 2018)

Breaching Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphin (October 20, 2018)

Closeup of lunge-feeding Humpback Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Closeup of lunge-feeding Humpback Whales
(October 19, 2018)

Double-breasted Cormorant, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Double-breasted Cormorant (October 18, 2018)

Southern Sea Otter eating a crab, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter eating a crab (October 18, 2018)

Breaching Humpback Whale in front of Blackfin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale
in front of Blackfin (October 14, 2018)

Fin Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fin Whale (October 13, 2018)

Great Egret with fish, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Great Egret with fish (October 12, 2018)

Humpback Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales (October 11, 2018)

Elegant Tern with an anchovy, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Elegant Tern with an anchovy (October 9, 2018)

Tail throwing Humpback Whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Tail throwing Humpback Whales (October 8, 2018)

California Sea Lion, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lion (October 8, 2018)

Kelping Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Kelping Humpback Whale (playing with kelp)
(October 8, 2018)

Mother and Pup Sea Otter, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and Pup Sea Otter (October 7, 2018)

Breaching Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphin (October 5, 2018)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin and Risso's Dolphin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin and
Risso's Dolphin (October 5, 2018)

Humpback Whales and Brandt's Cormorants, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales and Brandt's Cormorants
(October 4, 2018)

Killer Whale 'Lonesome George', photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale 'Lonesome George' (October 4, 2018)

Breaching Humpback Whale, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (October 1, 2018)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales in front of Blackfin, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales
in front of Blackfin (October 1, 2018)



All photos © 2018 Daniel Bianchetta


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