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

June 2022
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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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   Killer Whale identifications by the California Killer Whale Project
Date # Type of Animal(s)

6/30 9 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  40 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  75 Risso's Dolphins

6/29 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales (active calf)
  10 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Harbor Porpoise

6/27 2:30 p.m. 11 Humpback Whales (breaching & tail-slapping calf)
  30 Risso's Dolphins

6/27 9 a.m. 1 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  1 Blue Shark

6/26 2:30 p.m. 1 Humpback Whale (Sleepy)

6/26 10 a.m. 10 Humpback Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins (with babies)
  20 Dall's Porpoise

6/26 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  50 Harbor Porpoise

6/25 1:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  40 Risso's Dolphins

6/25 10 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  40 Risso's Dolphins

6/25 9 a.m. 4 Humpback Whales
  40 Risso's Dolphins

6/24 9 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Harbor Porpoise

6/23 10 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  16 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Harbor Porpoise

6/23 9 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  130 Risso's Dolphins
  2 Harbor Porpoise

6/22 1:30 p.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  10 Risso's Dolphins

6/22 10 a.m. 30 Humpback Whales (breaching, friendly)
  80 Risso's Dolphins

6/22 9 a.m. 31 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail throwing)
  5 Harbor Porpoise

6/21 10 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  225 Risso's Dolphins

6/21 9 a.m. 18 Humpback Whales
  150 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Risso's Dolphins
  1 Harbor Porpoise

6/20 9 a.m. 16 Humpback Whales
  150 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/19 10 a.m. 24 Humpback Whales
  350 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  600 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1 Black-footed Albatross

6/19 9 a.m. 20 Humpback Whales
  2500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400 Risso's Dolphins
  1500 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/18 10 a.m. 30 Humpback Whales
  500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400 Risso's Dolphins
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/18 9 a.m. 15 Humpback Whales
  500 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300 Risso's Dolphins
  30 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/17 10 a.m. 30 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding, tail throws)
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  15 Bottlenose Dolphins
  400 Risso's Dolphins
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/17 9 a.m. 30 Humpback Whales (feeding, friendly)
  250 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400 Risso's Dolphins
  100 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  2 Black-footed Albatross

6/15 9 a.m. 22 Humpback Whales
  40 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Harbor Porpoise

6/13 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales
  6 Killer Whales (Orcas-CA140s, CA163, CA180)
  15 Risso's Dolphins

6/12 10 a.m. 13 Humpback Whales (friendly, feeding)
  80 Risso's Dolphins (nursery pod)

6/12 9 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  60 Risso's Dolphins

6/11 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  1 Blue Whale
  100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/11 9 a.m. 40 Humpback Whales
  60 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250 Risso's Dolphins
  15 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/11 8 a.m. 27 Humpback Whales
All Day 4 Blue Whales
  125 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250 Risso's Dolphins
  35 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1 Northern Fur Seal

6/10 10 a.m. 11 Humpback Whales
  4 Blue Whales
  20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200 Risso's Dolphins
  20 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1 Harbor Porpoise

6/10 9 a.m. 11 Humpback Whales
  3 Blue Whales
  100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  145 Risso's Dolphins
  155 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/9 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (breaching, active cow/calf pair)
  1 Blue Whale
  10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10 Risso's Dolphins

6/8 9 a.m. 25 Humpback Whales
  50 Risso's Dolphins

6/7 9 a.m. 28 Humpback Whales
  20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20 Risso's Dolphins

6/6 9 a.m. 10 Humpback Whales
  30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60 Risso's Dolphins

6/5 1:30 p.m. 14 Humpback Whales
  100 Risso's Dolphins

6/5 10 a.m. 18 Humpback Whales
  65 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Harbor Porpoise

6/5 9 a.m. 35 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail throwing, pec slapping)
  150 Risso's Dolphins

6/4 1:30 p.m. 23 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

6/4 10 a.m. 26 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)
  12 Harbor Porpoise

6/4 9 a.m. 36 Humpback Whales (feeding)
  10 Risso's Dolphins (nursery pod)
  6 Bottlenose Dolphins

6/3 1:30 p.m. 30 Humpback Whales (tail throwing)

6/3 9 a.m. 36 Humpback Whales
  120 Risso's Dolphins
  12 Harbor Porpoise

6/2 9 a.m. 40 Humpback Whales
  70 Risso's Dolphins

6/1 9 a.m. 35 Humpback Whales
  30 Risso's Dolphins

  

Photos © 2022 Daniel Bianchetta

Breaching Humpback Whale calf photo by daniel bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale calf (June 29, 2022)

Blue Whale surfacing in the fog photo by daniel bianchetta
Blue Whale (June 27, 2022)

 Dall's Porpoise photo by daniel bianchetta
Dall's Porpoise (June 26, 2022)

Humpback Whale breaching near Sea Wolf II photo by daniel bianchetta
Humpback Whale breaching near Sea Wolf II
(June 25, 2022)

Northern Fur Seal photo by daniel bianchetta
Northern Fur Seal (June 25, 2022)

Risso's Dolphins surfacing in the fog photo by daniel bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins surfacing in the fog (June 24, 2022)

Brown Pelican photo by daniel bianchetta
Brown Pelican (June 24, 2022)

Pigeon Guillemot photo by daniel bianchetta
Pigeon Guillemot (June 23, 2022)

Breaching Humpback Whale near Blackfin photo by daniel bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale near Blackfin
(June 22, 2022)

Black-footed Albatross photo by daniel bianchetta
Black-footed Albatross (June 22, 2022)

Northern Right Whale Dolphin photo by daniel bianchetta
Northern Right Whale Dolphin (June 19, 2022)

Sea Otter mom and pup photo by daniel bianchetta
Sea Otter mom and pup (June 18, 2022)

Humpback Whales lunge-feeding photo by daniel bianchetta
Humpback Whales lunge-feeding (June 17, 2022)

Tufted
Tufted Puffin in flight (June 17, 2022)

Humpback Whale tail slapping photo by daniel bianchetta
Humpback Whale tail slapping (June 15, 2022)

Egg-yolk jellyfish photo by daniel bianchetta
Egg-yolk jellyfish (June 15, 2022)

Killer Whales (Orcas) photo by daniel bianchetta
Killer Whales (Orcas) (June 13, 2022)

Humpback Whale photo by daniel bianchetta
Humpback Whale (June 12, 2022)

Risso's Dolphin photo by daniel bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (June 12, 2022)

Flipping Pacific White-sided Dolphin photo by daniel bianchetta
Flipping Pacific White-sided Dolphin (June 11, 2022)

Harbor Seal photo by daniel bianchetta
Harbor Seal (June 9, 2022)

Blue Whale photo by daniel bianchetta
Blue Whale (June 9, 2022)

Brandt's Cormorant with nesting material photo by daniel bianchetta
Brandt's Cormorant with nesting material
(June 7, 2022)

Breaching Humpback Whale  photo by daniel bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (June 5, 2022)

Pectoral fin of side-lunging Humpback Whale photo by daniel bianchetta
Pectoral fin of side-lunging Humpback Whale
(June 4, 2022)

Southern Sea Otter in kelp photo by daniel bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter in kelp (June 3, 2022)

Humpback Whale with kelp photo by daniel bianchetta
Humpback Whale with kelp (June 2, 2022)


Photos © 2022 Daniel Bianchetta



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