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

August 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.

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Date # Type of Animal(s)

8/31 10 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales
  3 Baird's Beaked Whales
  80 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins

8/30 5:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale

8/30 2:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales

8/30 1:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whalse (breaching, lunge-feeding)

8/30 10 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale (lunge-feeding)
  200 Risso's Dolphins (nursery group)
  3 Harbor Porpoise

8/30 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  70 Risso's Dolphins (nursery group)

8/29 5:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale (feeding)

8/29 2:30 p.m. 4 Killer Whales (Orcas)
  1 Blue Whale

8/29 1:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales
Charter 4 Killer Whales (Orcas)

8/29 10 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  4 Killer Whales (Orcas)
  11 Harbor Porpoise

8/29 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  4 Killer Whales (Orcas)

8/29 8 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
All Day 4 Killer Whales (Orcas)

8/28 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  20 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1 Probable Mola Tecta

8/27 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (breaching)
  1 Blue Whale

8/26 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/25 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Harbor Porpoise

8/24 2:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale

8/24 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales (logging, fluking)

8/23 2:30 p.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  150 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Risso's Dolphins

8/23 10 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales
  1 Minke Whale
  500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins (breahcing and tail slapping)
  400 Risso's Dolphins (breahcing and tail slapping)
  200 Northern Right Whale Dolphins (breahcing and tail slapping)
  1 Fur Seal
  1200 Sea Lions

8/22 1:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  4 Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

8/22 10 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  3 Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

8/22 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  5 Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

8/20 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

8/20 9 a.m.
Charter
2 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

8/19 10 a.m. 18 Humpback Whales

8/18 10 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales (breaching)

8/17 10 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

8/17 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

8/17 8 a.m.
All Day
34 Humpback Whales (breaching)

8/16 5:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins

8/16 2:30 p.m. 14 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  200 Risso's Dolphins

8/16 1:30 p.m. 13 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  90 Risso's Dolphins

8/16 10 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins

8/16 9 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales
  3 Blue Whales
  1 Black-footed Albatross

8/15 5:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  2 Fin Whales

8/15 5 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  2 Fin Whales

8/15 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  2 Fin Whales

8/15 1:30 p.m. 4 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  2 Blue Whales

8/15 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales
  1 Fin Whale
  1 Fur Seal

8/15 9 a.m. 10 Humpback Whales
  2 Blue Whales

8/15 8 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales (feeding)
All Day 4 Blue Whales
  1 Fin Whale
  5 Risso's Dolphins

8/14 5:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales

8/14 2:30 p.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  60 Risso's Dolphins

8/14 1:30 p.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  60 Risso's Dolphins

8/14 10 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  3 Blue Whales
  3 Fin Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Black-footed Albatross

8/14 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  3 Blue Whales
  5 Fin Whales
  200 Risso's Dolphins

8/13 2:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (lunge feeding, mom/calf pair)

8/13 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  5 Harbor Porpoise

8/12 2:30 p.m. 7 Humpback Whales (tail throwing)

8/12 10 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  10 Harbor Porpoise

8/11 2:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  3 Killer Whales (Orcas)
  4 Fin Whales
  70 Risso's Dolphins

8/11 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins
  10 Harbor Porpoise

8/10 2:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales (tail lobbing, friendly behavior)

8/10 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (breaching, pec slapping, tail throwing, friendly behavior)
  10 Harbor Porpoise
  1 Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/9 5:30 p.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins

8/9 2:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales (feeding, tail throwing)
  10 Risso's Dolphins

8/9 1:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (tail throwing)

8/9 11 a.m. 13 Humpback Whales

8/9 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales (tail throwing)
  5 Harbor Porpoise

8/9 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  10 Harbor Porpoise

8/8 5:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale (lunge-feeding)

8/8 2:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale (lunge-feeding)

8/8 1:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales

8/8 10 a.m. 10 Humpback Whales
  90 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600 Risso's Dolphins

8/8 9 a.m. 9 Humpback Whales
  50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600 Risso's Dolphins
  30 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/8 8 a.m. 9 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
All Day 600 Risso's Dolphins
  3 Leatherback Sea Turtles

8/7 5:30 p.m. 4 Humpback Whales (cow/calf pair)

8/7 2:30 p.m. 1 Killer Whale (Orca)

8/7 1:30 p.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  1 Killer Whale (Orca)

8/7 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  6 Harbor Porpoise

8/7 9 a.m. 9 Humpback Whales (cow/calf pair, breaching, friendly behavior)
Charter 10 Harbor Porpoise

8/6 2:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  9 Harbor Porpoise

8/6 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, breaching)
  12 Bottlenose Dolphins

8/5 2:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  5 Harbor Porpoise

8/5 10 a.m. 25 Humpback Whales (mom/calf pair, tail throwing)
  10 Harbor Porpoise

8/4 2:30 p.m. 11 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  10 Harbor Porpoise

8/4 10 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales (feeding)
Blackfin 10 Harbor Porpoise

8/4 10 a.m. 21 Humpback Whales
Sea Wolf II 5 Harbor Porpoise

8/3 2:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales (feeding)

8/3 10 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  20 Risso's Dolphins

8/2 2:30 p.m. 12 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

8/2 1:30 p.m. 9 Humpback Whales

8/2 10 a.m. 22 Humpback Whales (friendly behavior, feeding)

8/2 9 a.m. 18 Humpback Whales (feeding)
  8 Harbor Porpoise

8/2 9 a.m.
Private Charter
17 Humpback Whales (friendly behavior)

8/1 2:30 p.m. 15 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, friendly behavior, breaching)
  5 Harbor Porpoise

8/1 1:30 p.m. 12 Humpback Whales (spy hopping, tail throwing)
  3 Bottlenose Dolphins
  1 Breaching Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)

8/1 10 a.m. 20 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  6 Harbor Porpoise

8/1 9 a.m. 14 Humpback Whales
Sea Wolf II 1500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2000 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/1 9 a.m. 31 Humpback Whales
Pt. Sur Clipper 1500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2000 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

   All photos © 2020 Daniel Bianchetta

Baird's Beaked Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Baird's Beaked Whales (August 31, 2020)

Risso's Dolphins with calf photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins with calf (August 30, 2020)

Killer Whale spyhopping photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whale spyhopping (August 29, 2020)

Four Killer Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Four Killer Whales (Orcas) (August 29, 2020)

Breaching Northern Right Whale Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Northern Right Whale Dolphin
(August 28, 2020)

Pacific White-sided Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (August 26, 2020)

Harbor Seals photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Seals (August 26, 2020)

Humpback Whale, Sea Lion and Gull photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale, Sea Lion and Gull
(August 24, 2020)

Breaching Humpback Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (August 17, 2020)

Brown Pelican photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelican (August 16, 2020)

Blue Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (August 16, 2020)

Blue Whale tail photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale tail (August 16, 2020)

Northern Fur Seal photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Fur Seal (August 16, 2020)

Breaching Humpback Whale calfphoto by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale Calf (August 16, 2020)

Humpback Whales mother and calf photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales mother & calf (August 16, 2020)

Humpback Whales by the Sea Wolf II photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whales by the Sea Wolf II
(August 15, 2020)

Southern Sea Otter eating a crab photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter eating a crab (August 15, 2020)

Black-footed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (August 14, 2020)

Blue Whale tail photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale tail (August 14, 2020)

Humpback Whale Tail - good ID photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale Tail - good ID (August 14, 2020)

Risso's Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (August 13, 2020)

Harbor Seal photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Harbor Seal (August 13, 2020)

Killer Whales by the Sea Wolf II photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales by the Sea Wolf II (August 11, 2020)

Fin Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Fin Whale (August 11, 2020)

Breaching Humpback Whales photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whales (August 10, 2020)

Leatherback Sea Turtle photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Leatherback Sea Turtle (August 8, 2020)

Breaching Risso's Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Risso's Dolphins (August 8, 2020)

Male Killer Whale Fatfin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Male Killer Whale Fatfin (August 7, 2020)

Black-footed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (August 7, 2020)

Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales with anchovies photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales with anchovies
and gulls (August 6, 2020)

Humpback Whale tail - good ID photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail - good ID (August 5, 2020)

Brown Pelicans photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelicans (August 5, 2020)

Humpback Whale tail throw photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail throw (August 5, 2020)

Blue Whale photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Blue Whale (August 3, 2020)

Brandt's Cormorants photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brandt's Cormorants (August 2, 2020)

Humpback Whale tail and California Sea Lion photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail and California Sea Lion
(August 2, 2020)

Breaching Mola Mola - Ocean Sunfish photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Breaching Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish - August 1, 2020)

Northern Right Whale Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Northern Right Whale Dolphin (August 1, 2020)

Bottlenose Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Bottlenose Dolphin (August 1, 2020)




All photos © 2020 Daniel Bianchetta


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