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Active winter whales and dolphins in Monterey Bay

Sunday 12/3/17 We had quite a show this weekend out on Monterey Bay! On Sunday the humpback whales were active. We were shown many consecutive tail throws and tail slaps. And then some exciting breaches!

Saturday 12/2/17 We saw a total of about 8 humpback whales, including a breaching humpback whale in the distance. Two humpback whales surface lunged pretty close to the boat! We saw 25 Risso's dolphins swimming with the boat for about 20 minutes. Pretty much in the middle of Monterey Bay but we did see three more humpback whales on the way home about 2 miles out of Santa Cruz and we watched them chasing food for about 10 minutes.

Photos: Michael Nelson

Risso's Dolphins

Jellies, Monterey Bay, December 2017

breaching humpback whale

Humpback whales are active in Monterey Bay this winter! Photos: Michael Nelson

Monica Reynolds | Sun, Dec 3, 2017 2:51 PM