Orca breaching near Morro Bay, courtesy of Mike Baird
Sea Lions, courtesy of Laskeek Bay Conservation Society
Gray Whale Near Shipwreck Point
Sea otters in Morro Bay, courtesy of City of Morro Bay
The Pacific Coast is home to 34 species of marine mammals. The world’s largest and smallest marine creatures feed, hunt, rest, socialize, travel and migrate along its shores.
Explore this section to learn more about the marine mammals you might see along The Whale Trail. Learn how to spot whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans), seals and sea lions (pinnipeds), and otters (mustelids).