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

June 2020
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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.

Note - There were no whale watching trips in late March, April and May. Sightings posted during that time were from Survey Days - Our biologists were monitoring and counting species. Sightings from Survey Days are highlighted in pale yellow on those monthly summary pages.
Whale watching trips resumed on June 13, and sightings on June 13 and later dates are from those whale watching trips.

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Date # Type of Animal(s)

6/30 10 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  250 Risso's Dolphins

6/29 10 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales (mom & calf pair lunge-feeding)
  55 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Blue Shark

6/29 8 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
All Day 400 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Harbor Porpoise
  1 Leatherback Sea Turtle

6/28 1:30 p.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  400 Risso's Dolphins

6/28 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400 Risso's Dolphins
  20 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  10 Harbor Porpoise

6/28 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  400 Risso's Dolphins

6/27 2:30 p.m. 14 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  45 Risso's Dolphins

6/27 1:30 p.m. 10 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  30 Risso's Dolphins

6/27 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  300 Risso's Dolphins

6/27 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Black-footed Albatross

6/27 8 a.m. 19 Humpback Whales
All Day 40 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60 Risso's Dolphins

6/26 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  25 Harbor Porpoise

6/25 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  80 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  310 Risso's Dolphins

6/24 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  70 Risso's Dolphins (2 mom & calf pairs)

6/23 10 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

6/22 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

6/22 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching)

6/22 8 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales
All Day 300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100 Risso's Dolphins
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/21 2:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  5 Harbor Porpoise

6/21 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales

4 Killer Whales
  100 Risso's Dolphins

6/21 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales

4 Killer Whales
  215 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Harbor Porpoise

6/20 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  155 Risso's Dolphins

6/20 1:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  300 Risso's Dolphins (socializing)

6/20 10 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales
  500 Risso's Dolphins
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/20 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales

50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  500 Risso's Dolphins

6/20 8 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
All Day 150 Risso's Dolphins

6/19 2:30 p.m. 9 Humpback Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins

6/19 10 a.m. 39 Humpback Whales (breaching)

800 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60 Risso's Dolphins
  700 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/19 9 a.m. 40 Humpback Whales
All-day
600 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Charter 40 Risso's Dolphins
  700 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/18 10 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales

80 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  90 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Black-footed Albatross

6/17 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  80 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Mola Mola

6/15 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  75 Risso's Dolphins
  5 Harbor Porpoise
  2 Mola Mola

6/14 10 a.m. 9 Humpback Whales
  100 Risso's Dolphins (with a small calf!)

6/14 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales

50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  500 Risso's Dolphins
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/13 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping, chin slapping)
  20 Risso's Dolphins

6/13 9 a.m. 8 Humpback Whales

40 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30 Risso's Dolphins

   All photos © 2020 Daniel Bianchetta

Breaching Humpback Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whales (June 29, 2020)

Leatherback Sea Turtle photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Leatherback Sea Turtle (good ID photo)
(June 29, 2020)

Humpback Whale tail photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail (June 26, 2020)

Mother and calf Risso's Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and calf Risso's Dolphins (June 24, 2020)

California Sea Lions photo by Daniel Bianchetta
California Sea Lions (June 24, 2020)

Chrysaora (Stinging Nettle) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Chrysaora (Stinging Nettle) (June 23, 2020)

Black-footed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (June 22, 2020)

Mother and Pup Southern Sea Otters photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and pup Southern Sea Otters (June 22, 2020)

Killer Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (June 21, 2020)

Northern Fur Seal photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Fur Seal (June 20, 2020)

Black-footed Albatross in flight photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross in flight (June 20, 2020)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whale (June 20, 2020)

Mother and Calf Humpback Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mother and Calf Humpback Whales (June 20, 2020)

Northern Right Whale Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Right Whale Dolphins (June 19, 2020)

Breaching Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphin (June 18, 2020)

Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) (June 15, 2020)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (June 14, 2020)

Lateral lunge-feeding Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lateral lunge-feeding Humpback Whale
(June 13, 2020)

Humpback Whale tail, good ID photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail, good ID photo
(June 13, 2020)


All photos © 2020 Daniel Bianchetta


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