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

Since January 1, 2023
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.

These sightings are copyright protected and may not be used without permission from Nancy Black. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of this information is a violation of federal copyright law, and is subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law.



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

1/25 9 a.m. 22 Gray Whales
  15 Risso's Dolphins

1/23 9 a.m. 33 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
  13 Risso's Dolphins

1/21 1:30 p.m. 15 Gray Whales (Mom and calf only days old)

1/21 9 a.m. 25 Gray Whales
  10 Risso's Dolphins

1/20 9 a.m. 10 Gray Whales
  45 Risso's Dolphins (nursery group)

1/19 9 a.m. 22 Gray Whales

1/17 9 a.m. 9 Gray Whales

1/15 9 a.m. 30 Gray Whales
  5 Risso's Dolphins

1/12 9 a.m. 12 Gray Whales

1/8 9 a.m. 10 Gray Whales

1/6 9 a.m. 1 Gray Whale
  1 Humpback Whale
  7 Risso's Dolphins
  6 Bottlenose Dolphins

1/2 9 a.m. 9 Gray Whales
  2 Humpback Whales
  8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins

  

Photos © 2023 Daniel Bianchetta

Peregrine Falcon photo by daniel bianchetta
Peregrine Falcon (January 23, 2023)

Gray Whale heart-shaped blow photo by daniel bianchetta
Gray Whale heart-shaped blow (January 21, 2023)

Gray Whales photo by daniel bianchetta
Gray Whales (January 15, 2023)

Pelagic Cormorant photo by daniel bianchetta
Pelagic Cormorant (January 8, 2023)

Surf Scoter photo by daniel bianchetta
Surf Scoter (January 6, 2023)

Sea Otters in Kelp photo by daniel bianchetta
Sea Otters in Kelp (January 2, 2023)



Photos © 2023 Daniel Bianchetta


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Last updated January 27, 2023