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

February 1-28, 2019
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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)

2/28 2 p.m. 7 Gray Whales

2/28 11 a.m. 15 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  2 Black-footed Albatross

2/28 9 a.m. 14 Gray Whales (northbound)
  180 Risso's Dolphins
  9 Black-footed Albatross

2/27 9 a.m. 18 Risso's Dolphins

2/27 8 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale (fluking)
  35 Risso's Dolphins

2/25 9 a.m. 2 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale (breaching)
  10 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/24 4 p.m. 6 Gray Whales
  245 Risso's Dolphins (breaching)

2/24 2 p.m. 3 Gray Whales
  120 Risso's Dolphins (breaching)

2/24 11 a.m. 5 Gray Whales
  4 Blue Sharks

2/24 9 a.m. 5 Gray Whales

2/23 9 a.m. 8 Gray Whales
All Day   2 Humpback Whales
  4 Bottlenose Dolphins
  100 Risso's Dolphins

2/23 4 p.m. 4 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  1 Black-footed Albatross

2/23 2 p.m. 6 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale

2/23 11 a.m. 9 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  100 Risso's Dolphins

2/23 9 a.m. 7 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
  5 Bottlenose Dolphins

2/23 9 a.m. 8 Gray Whales
All Day   2 Humpback Whales
  4 Bottlenose Dolphins
  100 Risso's Dolphins

2/22 2 p.m. 3 Gray Whales, spectacular scenery

2/22 11 a.m. 7 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  1 Blue Shark

2/22 9 a.m. 4 Gray Whales (spouting and fluking)

2/19 4 p.m. 2 Gray Whales

2/19 2 p.m. 3 Gray Whales

2/19 11 a.m. 5 Gray Whales

2/19 9 a.m. 5 Gray Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Black-footed Albatross

2/18 2 p.m. 1 Elephant Seal (Male)

2/18 11 a.m. 2 Gray Whales

2/18 9 a.m. 8 Gray Whales

2/16 11 a.m.
Bay Cruise!
1 Gray Whale

2/16 9 a.m.
Bay Cruise!
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2/12 11 a.m. 20 Gray Whales

2/12 9 a.m. 6 Gray Whales

2/11 3:30 p.m. 13 Gray Whales

2/11 9 a.m. 18 Gray Whales

2/9 11 a.m. 8 Gray Whales (traveling and fluking)

2/9 9 a.m. 13 Gray Whales

2/8 9 a.m. 14 Gray Whales
  5 Harbor Porpoise

2/7 3:30 p.m. 12 Gray Whales

2/7 9 a.m. 16 Gray Whales
  40 Risso's Dolphins (nursery pod)

2/6 3:30 p.m. 7 Gray Whales

2/6 9 a.m. 21 Gray Whales (breaching)
  20 Risso's Dolphins

2/1 9 a.m. 24 Gray Whales (breaching)
  100 Risso's Dolphins

   All photos © 2019 Daniel Bianchetta

Gray whales, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whales (February 28, 2019)

Gray whale tails, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale tails (February 23, 2019)

Bottlenose Dolphins close to shore, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Bottlenose Dolphins close to shore
(February 23, 2019)

Risso's Dolphin breaching, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin breaching (February 23, 2019)

Southern Sea Otter eating a Rock Crab, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter eating a Rock Crab
(February 22, 2019)

Gray Whale rain blow, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale rain blow (February 19, 2019)

An Eared Grebe and a Western Grebe, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelican (February 19, 2019)

An Eared Grebe and a Western Grebe, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
An Eared Grebe and a Western Grebe (swam in to a bar)
(February 18, 2019)

Gray Whales at sunset, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whales at sunset (February 11, 2019)

Gray Whale tail, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale tail (February 9, 2019)

Risso's Dolphins, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (February 7, 2019)

Whimbrel and Black Turnstone, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Whimbrel and Black Turnstone (February 7, 2019)

Southern Sea Otters, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otters; mom giving food to her pup
(February 7, 2019)

Rainbow at Sunset over the marina, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Rainbow at sunset over the marina (February 6, 2019)

Diving Grebe, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Diving Grebe (February 1, 2019)

Risso's Dolphins surfing waves, photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins surfing waves (February 1, 2019)


All photos © 2019 Daniel Bianchetta


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