Monday, August 3, 2015

8/3/2015 Rocky News from Our Pal Val

Thanks Val.... loving the pictures of Rocky and PK4
 Sweet little one
 hugs for mom

8/3/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie,&Kainoa@RI, Kolohe@LL, Benny & Pohaku@Lahilahi, Kekoa@Maili Pt, RK36&U/U@ Sunset, Ua,Holokai&La'akea@TB

At 0705 I found Sadie (RB12) near the water line, and Kainoa (RN04) up by the log, 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. Kainoa would move down to join Sadie, but she kept moving away from him. Finally, at 1059 Sadie departed, only to haul out to the left end rock flats at 1140 where she remained the rest of the day. Kainoa remained at 1BS. That was it for the RI crew.

 Gayle had done a pass thru the quadrant after being released from the mine , and reported zero critters.

 At 1246 I found Kolohe (RW22) at Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout.

 At 0744 Team Billand reported Benny RE74) & Pohaku (RO28) together at LahiLahi. Debbie reported their departure at 1648.

 A 0859 the Billands found Kekoa (RK72 at Maili Point.

 Posse member Vicki Hangai was at Turtle Bay today and reported in a 1720 text , having seen La’akea 9RK82) between the Keiki Pool 7 Kahuku Pt, and Ua Malie (RT10) & Holokai at the Keiki Pool. Thank you Vicki !

 RK36 and UU at sunset
 Sadie and Kainoa
 Benny and Pohaku
 Da Benny
 Kekoa at Maili Point
Holokai hmmmm this kid suddenly looks huge
 must be the camera angle because this looks more normal
 Ua Malie

8/2/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie,Kainoa,Aukai,Cass,U/M, U/F@RI, Buster@HB,

At 0730 I found Sadie (RB12) & Kainoa (RN04), 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. Sadie would be briefly visited by an U/M at 0749. The morning lighting, and brief stay made an ID impossible. Kainoa would also get a visitor at 0947. Aukai (RL12) hauled out to join him and they remained at 1BS until mid day, then did a swim/play session , hauling out together at 3BS at 1237.

 At 0820 I noted an U/F at Seal Rock Inlet. I was never able to ID the animal.

 At 1328 Cass (RG06) hauled out to the far left end of the beach. At 1427 Kainoa hauled out to join her. The played on the beach for a while and the Cass had enough of being climbed on and headed for the water. Kainoa followed I lost them in the rough waters at that end of the island.

 At 1616 Hanauma Bay posse member, Ann called to advise that there was an animal on the rock flats on the left side of Hanauma Bay. When I got down there at 1644 I found Buster (RV08). The last Hanauma Bay flats call I responded to was on 9-28-14. That was also Buster.

 Thanks to Missus W.,& Melanie for combing the quadrant.

 There were no other reports or calls.

 Aukai and Kainoa
 Cass and Kainoa 
 Sadie and UM
Buster at Hanauma Bay

Sunday, August 2, 2015

8/1/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie,Kainoa&Aukai@RI, Benny@Nimitz Bch,Kimo Kai, RIP,Ka'ena,Temp319,R330&RL42@KP, RK36&U/U@Sunset, Ua Malie,Holokai, La'akea, Ola & Right Spot@ TB, Rocky&PK4 (Val)@Kauai

At 0742 I found Sadie (RB12)&Kainoa (RN04), 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. They would both enter the water a 1111. I did not see Sadie again, however Kainoa would haul out again at 1205, and remained the rest of the day.

 On a pan at 1033 I found Aukai (RL12) just hauling out 80 ft right of 3BS. She too remained the rest of the day.

 Marilyn & Lesley did their customary trek to the End of the World today. At 0814 they reported a 65% molted Kimo Kai (RT12), once again at 10 min beach on the way in. At the point of Ka’ena Point they found RIP (RR70),Ka’ena (RO40), Temp319, R330 (Squinty) & RL42.

 The Billands called at 1015 to advise that posse member Lanny had reported Benny (RE74) swimming by Nimitz Beach, headed for White Plains. The lifeguards there advised that he checked the beach for chicks but continue his hunt.

At 1130 he hauled out to a tide pool at Nimitz Beach. At 1041 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at “Kammies’, Sunset Beach.

At 1132 Jeannie Martinson reported that it was 2 animals. Once again it was said to be RK36 & an U/U. The photo was inconclusive.

 A series of texts from Gina Walker, who was on pup duty at Turtle Bay today, advised of Ua(RT10) & Holokai at the birth beach, Ola (RG03) at her birth beach, and La’akea (RK82) at Right Spot’s Spot , and what would prove to be Right Spot (R016) at the hotel beach. Excellent ID photos, Gina !!

RK36 and UU
Rip at Ka'ena Point
 Temp 319
a couple of new bumps and bruises
Kimo Kai molting away at Ka'ena Point hopefully he will get some peace here
Ua Malie and Holokai
looks like she might be reacting to something... Back OFF !
 Happy to see this munchkin hanging out close by
 Right Spot