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

Since April 1, 2024
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)

4/12 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  7 Killer Whales (Orcas)

4/12 8 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales (breaching)
All Day 7 Killer Whales (Orcas - CA140Bs, CA40, CA137 )
  15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins

4/10 1:30 p.m. 6 Humpback Whales (breaching, tail lobbing, pec slapping)

4/10 9 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
  12 Risso's Dolphins

4/9 2:30 p.m. 8 Humpback Whales

4/9 10 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  80 Risso's Dolphins

4/9 9 a.m. 11 Humpback Whales

4/8 9 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales (breaching, chin slapping, tail lobbing)
  2 Harbor Porpoise

4/8 8 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
All Day 3 Gray Whales
  25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  80 Risso's Dolphins

4/7 10 a.m. 5 Humpback Whales
  5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/7 9 a.m. 7 Humpback Whales
  250 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/7 8 a.m. 12 Humpback Whales
All Day 3 Gray Whales
  1000 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins
  1200 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/6 1:30 p.m. 5 Humpback Whales (lunge-feeding)

4/6 10 a.m. 2 Gray Whales
  11 Killer Whales (Orcas)

4/6 9 a.m. 2 Humpback Whales (mom/calf)
  11 Killer Whales (Orcas)

4/6 8 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
All Day 11 Killer Whales (Orcas - Sea Lion predation)
  1000 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000 Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1 Elephant Seal
  1 Blue Shark
  1 Bluefin Tuna

4/4 10 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  400 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40 Risso's Dolphins
  40 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/4 9 a.m. 6 Humpback Whales
  400 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  25 Risso's Dolphins

4/3 2:30 p.m. 3 Humpback Whales (non-stop breaching, tail lobbing
& pec slapping)

4/3 9 a.m. 1 Humpback Whale
  200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150 Risso's Dolphins
  50 Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/2 2:30 p.m. 30-40 Killer Whales (Orcas - feeding on Minke Whale,
active celebratory behaviors)

4/2 10 a.m. 30-40 Killer Whales (Orcas - feeding on Minke Whale,
active celebratory behaviors)
  1 Brown Booby (rare bird sighting)

4/2 9 a.m. 2 Gray Whales
  30-40 Killer Whales (Orcas - Minke Whale predation)

4/1 9 a.m. 3 Humpback Whales
  4 Gray Whales
  300 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50 Risso's Dolphins

  

Photos © 2024 Daniel Bianchetta


Orcas (Killer Whales CA140B and calf CA140B4) photo ID photo by daniel bianchetta
Orcas (Killer Whales - CA140B and calf CA140B4)
(April 12, 2024)

Pigeon Guillemot photo ID photo by daniel bianchetta
Pigeon Guillemot (April 10, 2024)

Humpback Whale Graybo photo ID by daniel bianchetta
Humpback Whale Graybo photo ID (April 9, 2024)

Bluefin Tuna photo by daniel bianchetta
Bluefin Tuna (April 7, 2024)

Elephant Seal photo by daniel bianchetta
Elephant Seal (April 6, 2024)

Northern Right Whale Dolphin photo by daniel bianchetta
Northern Right Whale Dolphin (April 6, 2024)

Killer Whales and Sea Wolf II photo by daniel bianchetta
Killer Whales and Sea Wolf II (April 6, 2024)

By-the-Wind Sailor (Velella velella) photo by daniel bianchetta
By-the-Wind Sailor (Velella velella - April 6, 2024)

Breaching Humpback Whale photo by daniel bianchetta
Breaching Humpback Whale (April 4, 2024)

California Sea Lions photo by daniel bianchetta
California Sea Lions (April 3, 2024)

Killer Whale flukes photo by daniel bianchetta
Killer Whale flukes (April 2, 2024)

Brown Booby photo by daniel bianchetta
Brown Booby (April 2, 2024)

Risso's Dolphins photo by daniel bianchetta
Risso's Dolphins (April 1, 2024)



Photos © 2024 Daniel Bianchetta


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