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

Since January 1, 2022
compiled by Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Marine Mammals seen in Monterey Bay

This list, updated every few days, 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. Each month the sightings from the previous month are moved to a monthly summary list.

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

1/19 10 a.m. 19 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  25 Risso's Dolphins

1/18 10 a.m. 16 Gray Whales
  1 Short-tailed Albatross

1/17 10 a.m. 33 Gray Whales
  200 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

1/16 2:30 p.m. 9 Gray Whales

1/16 10 a.m. 32 Gray Whales (mom/calf pair)
  40 Risso's Dolphins

1/16 9 a.m. 35 Gray Whales

1/15 2:30 p.m. 7 Gray Whales
  65 Risso's Dolphins

1/15 10 a.m. 19 Gray Whales

1/14 10 a.m. 10 Gray Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins (nursery pod)

1/13 10 a.m. 11 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
  2 Black-footed Albatros

1/12 10 a.m. 57 Gray Whales

1/10 10 a.m. 20 Gray Whales
9 Killer Whales (Orcas)
  50 Risso's Dolphins

1/9 10 a.m. 27 Gray Whales

1/8 2:30 p.m. 12 Gray Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins

1/8 10 a.m. 39 Gray Whales

1/7 10 a.m. 15 Gray Whales
  60 Risso's Dolphins (breaching)

1/6 10 a.m. 2 Gray Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins

1/5 10 a.m. 27 Gray Whales
  20 Risso's Dolphins

1/4 2:30 p.m. 7 Gray Whales (migrating south)

1/4 10 a.m. 17 Gray Whales
  160 Risso's Dolphins

1/3 10 a.m. 35 Gray Whales (breaching)

1/2 2:30 p.m. 12 Gray Whales

1/2 10 a.m. 29 Gray Whales
  5 Humpback Whales

1/2 9 a.m. 18 Gray Whales
  1 Humpback Whale
  12 Risso's Dolphins (including Casper)

1/1 2:30 p.m. 22 Gray Whales
  6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Risso's Dolphins

1/1 10 a.m. 21 Gray Whales
5 Killer Whales (CA140Bs)
  100 Risso's Dolphins

   Photos © 2022 Daniel Bianchetta

Sea Otter eating a Sea Urchin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Sea Otter eating a Sea Urchin (January 19, 2022)

Short-tailed Albatross photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Immature Short-tailed Albatross (January 18, 2022)

Risso's Dolphin Casper photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin Casper (January 17, 2022)

Two Humpback Whales  photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Two Humpback Whales (January 13, 2022)

Brown Pelicans  photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Brown Pelicans (January 13, 2022)

Killer Whales  photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (Orcas - January 10, 2022)

Risso's Dolphin photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphin (January 7, 2022)

Snowy Egret and Brandt's Cormorant photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Snowy Egret and Brandt's Cormorant (January 5, 2022)

Risso's Dolphins photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (January 4, 2022)

Southern Sea Otter wrapped in kelp photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Southern Sea Otter wrapped in kelp (January 2, 2022)

Gray Whale fluke photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Gray Whale fluke (January 2, 2022)

Killer Whales CA140Bs photo by Daniel Bianchetta
Killer Whales (Orcas - CA140Bs - January 1, 2022)



Photos © 2022 Daniel Bianchetta

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Last updated January 21, 2022