Posse pal Anissa was taking her family around the island today when they happen across the beautiful Sadie RB12 on the north shore. I love that she hangs out on Oahu and we get updates on her. For years she would disappear, show up on Rabbit Island to molt, and then years later to give birth. Sadie's going to be a teenager this year she'll turn 13!
Team Billand found two seals at 10 am at a west side beach. They noted the surf was very dangerous today huge waves at the beach.
Two seal resting on lower rocks were R3CX Nalu and RG28 Lefty. The huge sets of waves came crashing over them tossing them about. They swam about in the area, making their way to the Play Boy Pond. They hung out there for a bit and then got into a fight. Typical boys say at the beach, they went at it for while and the waves continued to toss them around.
When Team Billand came back later in the day both seals were way inland on a patch of sand sleeping in peace.
At noon they took a chance and stopped at Puka Pants and there was a seal to the right. It was RW02 PvKauai sleeping while the huge surf pounded the shore. All three tags were visible but covered in sand.
They did a recheck later in the day and we was still there.
When Team Billand took junior sealette Olivia home they made a quick stop by the outfall. They found RN14 Kalani snoozing on a rock alone. There were some people coming by and Team Billand didn't want to draw attention so they left him there snoozing.
Marilyn viewed Rabbit Island for about an hour this afternoon and spotted three seals in a group about 100 ft Kailua side of the 1BS.
From right to left seal #1 UF, juvenile, female belly, two tags and possible line scar at the base of the RRF.
Seal #2 UU, juvenile to subadult, two tags, unknown gender.
Seal #3 UF juvenile size, female belly, mostly covered with sand and two tags.
It's "possible" the two juvenile females are RK37 and RK38 (2018 Rabbit Island pups)
About 15 minutes of observations Marilyn became aware of a small seal on the sand between the 1BS and 2BS. This was a smaller seal than the others and it had two tags. Marilyn could not get a clear look at the belly, but she is hoping it was RL47 Kamakana, Sadie's 2019 pup.