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What’s going on? Learn what’s behind the amazing whale and wildlife show we’ve been seeing in Monterey Bay, in our latest podcast!

Wait for it, wait for it…watch to the end of this amazing video and you’ll see a pod of orcas going after a blue whale—a rarely seen interaction, courtesy of Daniel Bianchetta, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, and Pete Thomas Outdoors.

Have you seen them? A pod of Risso’s dolphins has been circulating in the bay this week. In this amazing photo from Giancarlo Thomae, a mother pushes a newborn to the surface to take a breath. 

Have you seen them? A pod of Risso’s dolphins has been circulating in the bay this week. In this amazing photo from Giancarlo Thomae, a mother pushes a newborn to the surface to take a breath. 

Could this be the loneliest humpback? Our expert whale spotters are still seeing a solitary humpback whale circulating in the bay, while most of its brethren have moved through, heading south to their winter calving grounds! 
Learn more about whale watching in Monterey Bay
(Dan Albro photo)

Could this be the loneliest humpback? Our expert whale spotters are still seeing a solitary humpback whale circulating in the bay, while most of its brethren have moved through, heading south to their winter calving grounds! 

Learn more about whale watching in Monterey Bay

(Dan Albro photo)

Gray whale traffic jam? It’s a nice problem to have! Our expert spotters say it’s that special time of year when the first gray whales are returning from their southern calving grounds, heading north; while others are still heading south. Thankfully, no collisions reported!
Plan your visit to Monterey
(Laura Francis NOAA)

Gray whale traffic jam? It’s a nice problem to have! Our expert spotters say it’s that special time of year when the first gray whales are returning from their southern calving grounds, heading north; while others are still heading south. Thankfully, no collisions reported!

Plan your visit to Monterey

(Laura Francis NOAA)

We like to say that our best exhibit is actually right off our decks: Monterey Bay! And this has never been more true than today—we have reports of gray whales and a mom and pup sea otter pair visible with binoculars.

Thank you Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

How does a harbor seal scratch an itchy back? This one found a way, as you can see in this great video from Aquarium volunteer and Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary researcher Chad King. 

Learn more about harbor seals.

A sun-worshipping whale in the bay? Hope you are greeting the weekend with equal enthusiasm! Thanks to Giancarlo Thomae at Sanctuary Cruises Whale Watching.

A sun-worshipping whale in the bay? Hope you are greeting the weekend with equal enthusiasm! Thanks to Giancarlo Thomae at Sanctuary Cruises Whale Watching.

When is a whale like a mountain? When you’re in a kayak! The bay is still teeming with humpbacks. Have you been out to see them? Thanks to Sue Adams and kayaker Cameron Logan for the great shot.
Learn more about whale watching in Monterey Bay. 

When is a whale like a mountain? When you’re in a kayak! The bay is still teeming with humpbacks. Have you been out to see them? Thanks to Sue Adams and kayaker Cameron Logan for the great shot.

Learn more about whale watching in Monterey Bay

What do Aquarium staffers do in their spare time? Go whale watching of course! Thanks to Web Designer Kevin Garcia for the great shots, taken Saturday. We’re still seeing record numbers of humpbacks in Monterey Bay.

Learn more about whale watching in Monterey Bay

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
(831) 648-4800.