Wednesday, April 27, 2016

4/27/2016 News of the Day - Horrible

Aloha good people

I am sure many of you have heard or seen the local news about a Kauai seal RK30 being assaulted by some guy.  The video at the very least is upsetting and hopefully will be enough to capture and prosecute the offender.  

In the meantime my thoughts go out to all the volunteers, especially those on Kauai right now..... Stay strong and remember we are out there to raise awareness.... Hopefully this terrible situation will raise enough awareness that communities will be a little more understanding and willing to step up and help.  

Here are some of the links of the day:

https://www.facebook.com/100502673327911/photos/a.408326249212217.97115.100502673327911/1179662362078598/?type=3&theater

http://khon2.com/2016/04/27/video-of-monk-seal-attack-sparks-outrage-among-officials-community/

http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/noaa-investigating-alleged-punching-of-monk-seal-on-kauai-beach/

http://www.kitv.com/story/31830827/man-appears-to-be-hitting-monk-seal-on-kauai

4/27/2016 DB's Dailies:Sadie&PO2, Kainoa&RG32@Rabbit Island, Right Spot@Sandy Beach, Pohaku@Nanakuli, UU@Chun's Reef, Kekoa@Maili Point

At 0630 I found Right Spot (R016) at the east end of Sandy Beach. I cordoned her off. She has remained all day.

 At 0703 on my first look at Rabbit Island I found a partially visible animal at the far left end of RI, and only partially visible. When I got back to Makai Pier at 0759, I could see that it was Sadie (RB12), and seconds later a little black head appeared from behind her. PO2 had arrived !!! They would galumph down to the water line , where they remained all day, only moving up as required by the rising tide.   The GOOD news

 At 0922 Sadie’s 2013 son, Kainoa (RN04) hauled out to 1BS and began galumphing toward Mom Pup. It would take some time but he finally arrived in the vicinity, and Sadie let him know that he was not welcome. He would move off to the minimum distance to insure that the wrath of Sadie wouldn’t be visited upon him. He remained nearby all day.

 On a pan at 0937 I found a newly arrived RG32 fronting 3BS. He would remain there the rest of the day.

 Sat 0609 Team Billand reported Pohaku (RO28) at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli. Per Melina, she would depart ate 1240. Mahalos to Warren, Melina&Deb.

 Ocean Safety called at 0913 with the report of an animal at Chun’s Reef. Dana was notified. Awaiting further word.

 The 0934 Team Billand reported Kekoa (RK72) alone at Maili Point.

 In the wee hours I began getting info about an animal on Kauai being assaulted by somebody. Ultimately, I found the footage on the KITV website, showing the incident. 3rd had info says that the animal involved was a pregnant female , RK30. Hopefully, I’ve attached video footage from the KITV website, and a short video of RK30 at Salt Pond. The HORRIFIC news

http://www.kitv.com/story/31830827/man-appears-to-be-hitting-monk-seal-on-kauai

http://websta.me/p/1237525410297415498_1463464864

RG32 
 Sadie, Pup amd Big brother Kainoa 
 Sadie and our newest edition... PO2  
Right Spot at Sandys.... 
Kekoa
 Pohaku hanging out in Nanakuli

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4/26/2016 DB's Dailies: Sadie,Kainoa,RM38&Nani@Rabbit Island, Kaiwi@Kokee Flats, Kekoa@Maili Pt, 4-26-16, Y/N Kolohe@Molokai

At 0609 I found Sadie (RB12)& Kainoa (RN04) just moving down to the water line at the far left end of Rabbit Island. They would spend most of the day, partially visible behind the rocks.

 At 0745 I found what would prove to be Nani (RK60) in the Morning Glory , 80 ft right of 3BS. It would take many hours before I finally saw that N50 bleach on her left shoulder.

 Sadie & Kainoa had a nice quiet day going, but at 1116 all that changed at 1116 with the arrival of RM38. He barged right in the calm, and went at it with Kainoa which he ran off, but Kainoa hung around just off shore. Sadie wasn’t the least bit happy with his attention and they went at it several times, before he finally moved off the the left end rocks, and Sadie moved up. Kainoa would seize his opportunity at 1410 and hauled out to join Sadie again, but she made it abundantly clear that she didn’t need him either, and he moved off to spend the rest of the day just out of her range.

 Gayle called at 1144 with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Kokee Flats. On Todd & Darlene’s 1414 check she was gone. They also checked China Walls & Spitting Cave, but there was nobody home.

 At 0845 Team Billand reported 2 foragers off shore of CIP, but they weren’t able to get an ID on either. Both animals departed to the west.

 At 1042 they reported Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point, by himself today.

 In the Yesterday's News department Diane Pike reported Kolohe on Molokai yesterday.
Nani RK60
 RM38 Kainoa and Sadie 
Sadie and Kaino
 Sadie and RM38
 Kekoa 
Kaiwi
 she's all grown up and a big girl... wonder where she will settle

Monday, April 25, 2016

4/25/2016 DB's Dailies: RM38,Kainoa&RG32@Rabbit Island, Right Spot@Sandy Beach, Kekoa&RIP@Maili Pt., RL42@Makua Cliffs

At 0530 I found Right Spot (R016) waiting for me exactly where I’d left her last night. I didn’t even need to redo the signs. I restrung the rope, and continued the adventure. She would depart of her own volition at 0930.

 On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0615 I found only RM38, fronting 1BS. It was too early for pictures. When I got back to Makai Pier a 0905 he was no longer there.

 On a pan at 0907 I found Kainoa (RN04) & RG32, 100 ft right of 3BS. They would play for a while and then settle in to snooze mode.

 Team Billand found Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point. At 1006 they reported RIP (RR70), also at Maili Point , but at a different location.

 At 1100 the Billands reported RL42 at Makua Cliffs.

 At 1408 the Billands got a call about an animal at White Plains. When they arrived at 1424 they found Buster (RV08) at #1707/08. He would depart at 1630.

 I happened upon Nani shots from Moku Nui today on Instagram.

Kainoa and RG32
 Right Spot 
 Nani on Moku Nui per Instagram
Buster
 Kekoa
 Rip
 RL42