Naturalist Log for Friday, October 1st: As tourism begins to slow, Friday saw light loads on both of the Pacifica’s whale watches today. Nonetheless, whale activity abounded and beautiful fall weather cast a warm and sunny atmosphere. Captain Danny took the helm, with Alexi as deckhand, and our morning trip found two large humpback whales and a small pod of roughly 20 Risso’s Dolphin. Our afternoon trip stole the show, with six humpback whales and a dozen bowriding bottlenose dolphin. The humpbacks occasionally showing surface lunge feeds, and capped off the ride with several breaches from a small calf. Just another great day, out on the Monterey Bay.