Saturday, August 27, 2016

8/27/2016 DB's Dailies: Kawena@AD, RG32@Rabbit Island, Kekoa@Maili Pt, Ka'ale@Mokuleia, BG@10MIN KP, Pohaku@Maili Beach Park, Lei Ola@Turtle Bay, RL42 & RW02@30MIN,KP, Nihoa@Maili Guard Rails, Kaiwi@ Diamond Head

Gina had the first shift at AD this morning, and initially found Kawena (RH36) in the estuary, per a text to Marilyn. She would later haul out near her birth beach.

 At 0800 I found RG32 just moving out from his hiding spot in the vegetation behind Seal Rock Inlet on Rabbit Island. He moved down behind the water front rocks, and that was it for the day.

 Marilyn did a solo trek to the End of the World today. Her first text came at 0806 advising that Ka’ale (RH32) was 300 yds west of the KP , Mokuleia parking lot. On her way out she found Ka’ale on the beach, east of the parking lot. Don & another volunteer where on scene.

 At 10Minute Beach on the trek in she found a 40% molted BG (R303).

 Sadly, at the point she got “Skunked”. There was nobody home. I can’t imagine why (see photo). 

Team Billand’s first call came at 0610 reporting Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point. They got a call from Security at Iroquois Pt at 0745, but the animal was gone when they arrived. Security said the animal had been there yesterday, and may have overnighted.

 At 0935 the Billands found Pohaku (RO28) at Maili Beach Park.

 At 1214 Team Billand found RL342 & RW02 at the 30Min mark on the west side KP trail.

 Nihoa (R912) was the Billands next find, at Maili Guard Rails, at 1353.

 A Colleen text at 1514 brought word of an animal at Diamond Head. Photo confirmed the Kaiwi (RK96) ID.

 Recieved word via email , at 0950, that PO5 , RH48 is now Officially, Lei Ola.

BG well into her molt.
 don't you just want to go and peel this off... poor thing she needs to roll around in the sand.
Ka'ale chilling
 Ka'ena Point lots of people... no seals.
 Introducing Lei Ola RH48/49
Ola means "life" and Lei is for a garland/necklace of flowers symbolizing the intermingling of families of HoneyGirl and and her offspring, Ua Mali'e.
 well little girl you got some big flippers to live up to... we'll be there for your journey

DB's Dailies: (cont) 8/27/2016 Team Billand

Kekoa @Maili Point
 Pohaku @ Maili Beach Park
 This is disturbing... I hope these ladies got control of the dog soon after this was taken
Nihoa at Guard Rails
 RL42 and RW02 at 30 min beach

HMMA Update from August 26th

EXCITING NEWS! RH48 (PO5) has been named Lei Ola. Her name means "Living Lei" in honor of her diseased aunt Ola Loa. Ola means "life" and Lei is a garland/necklace of flowers. Her name symbolizes the intermingling of families of Honey Girl and her offspring, Ua Maile.

 At 0740 a report came in about a seal hauled out in Hauula. Don responded and ID'ed Honey Girl (R5AY) by tag 5AZ. At 0853 a report came in about a seal at Depot Beach. Barbara ID'ed Pohaku (RO28). Melina responded. Gail checked in at 1211 with a report of Kawena (RH36) at Alan Davis east of the birth beach. Carola checked in at 1613 with a report of Ka'ale (RH32) hauled out on the beach near the Kaena Point parking area. At 1709 a report came in about a seal hauled out at Kapilina Beach. Shelley was able to confirm the sex of the seal as a female. Carola checked in again at 1814 with a report of RW02 at the Mokuleia birth beach. ID was made by W04 tag. Melina checked in via email.

Melina responded to Nanakuli beach at 0920 She ID Pohaku (RO28) by cookie cutter scars. She was sleeping peacefully. Melina stayed until 1130. By the way, Nihoa is not at Maili guard rails as of 9:15 a.m. today.

 Diane checked in via email. When Diane arrived at the Keiki Pool at Turtle Bay she found RH48 (PO5) hauled out on the Kahuku Point side. The water was brown from runoff from the golf course. It didn't seem to bother RH48 though. Diane observed a lot of foraging. Diane noted some coloring on the weaner's face. Instead of all white muzzle it is more splotchy, grey and white with a big dark patch on her chin. RH48 is a very active seal.

 Carola arrived at the Kaena Point parking lot at 0415 and found Ka’ale (RH32). Carola provided outreach for many people in the area. Ka'ale departed around 1800. She later walked back to the birth beach and found RW02 sleeping. ID was made by tag WO4.

5AY Honey Girl
 RH32 Ka'ale


Friday, August 26, 2016

8/26/2016 DB's Sailies: Kawena@AD, RG32@Rabbit island,Kolohe@Lanai Lookout, Kekoa@Maili Point, Pohaku@Nanakuli, RL42@20Min,PO5@Turtle Bay,

Marilyn could not find Kawena on her early, before work check. I’ve heard nothing further today from Kawena’s world. She was back for the evening shift and advised that Gayle had reported Kawena at AD all day. She was near the birth beach when Marilyn arrived.

 At 0805 I found what would prove to be RG32 up in the bushes behind Seal Rock Inlet. I’m certain that he was yesterday’s animal also. 

At 1407 I found Kolohe (RW22) at the Lanai Lookout Flats.

 Team Billand found Kekoa (RK72) once again at Maili Point today.

 At 0845 they found Pohaku (RO28) at Depot’s, Nanakuli.

 At 1230 the Billands reported RL42 at the 20Min mark on the Waianae side KP trail.

 A Dr. Tom text at 1137 provided a shot of RH48 (PO5) at the Keiki Pool. Diane Gabriel check after her PO5 shift with more brown water photos of the kid at the Keiki Pool.
 Trying to blend in.. NOT