Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8/15/2017 Monk Seal Dailies:

Today's dailies are brought to you by Team Billand and thank goodness for their dedication and loyalty to checking up on these critters. 

Team Billand found RH32 Ka'ale at Kahe up on the rocks moving higher up due to the surf. He was on his own in the morning.  On a re-check in the afternoon they found RN14 had joined him on the rocks to the right. Both seals look good, no signs of hooks, no signs of trailing lines.

Day 3 of the mystery seal foraging at Campbells. They were unable read the red tags, but noted the seal as an adult, clean coat and doing 6 to 7 minutes dives.

And that's all we have today.  
Ka'ale RH32 
 RN14
RN14 and Ka'ale
 UU at Campbells 

Monday, August 14, 2017

8/14/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: Ka'ale RH32, RN14, Benny RE74&Pohaku RO28, U/U@Campbells and U/U@Rabbit Island

Today's Dailies are brought to you by Team Billand and Posse Pal Gayle.  Otherwise a quiet day in the seal world.   I did hear about Nani who began her molt, wonder if her little one came around to visit.

Team Billand found RN14 at Paradise Cove, as he came in there was a little girl on shore just staring. RN14 came up on shore then rolled back in the water, swimming in lagoon as usual. RN14 played with the buoy, climbed over it, took it down and tried biting it (just like R020 M&M). 7:40 am RN14 vocalized then turned and zoomed out of the lagoon. 

Bet you can't guess what happened next! Yup, off to Kahe where they found Ka'ale on the rocks. RN14 showed up looking for company (as Barb put it he's like a big German Shepard puppy). 

Benny RE74 and Pohaku RO28 aka Romeo and Juliet were hanging out together at Ewa Beach.
There was some grumbling and settling in.  On site was a nice dude who took it upon himself to keep people away from the seals.


Once again Team Billand found a U/U doing 7 to 10 minute dives, no ID could be made, seems to be a newly molted adult. 

Posse pal Gayle sent a photo of a UU on Rabbit Island. 

 RN14 
 Ka'ale and RN14
 Ka'ale
 Benny and Pohaku at the Plains 
UU at Campbells 
UU at Rabbit Island

Sunday, August 13, 2017

8/13/2017 Late Addition - Ua Malie & PO4

Thank you Tony for the Ua Malie and PO4 shot !  Kaimana's been getting so much press poor little PO4 has been left in the shadows.  He's growing so fast. 

8/13/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: Luana, Ka'ena, RN14, Ka'ale, Benny, Pohaku, & UU

Today's Dailies are brought to you by Lesley, Team Billand and Marilyn.  Also there is a link to a video posted by Civil Beat on Kaimana playing with an adult seal. Glad she found another seal to play with.

Lesley was up and out early morning and made a trek to Ka'ena Point. Seems today was a good day for the fishing community to be out there doing some serious fishing. Lesley's first find was RN58 Luana on the waterline at hidden beach. She was there overnight based on her trail was all the way up the beach to her favorite spot under the milo trees.  She was still there on Lesley's way out.  

Lesley arrived at the point just in time to see RO40 Ka'ena hauling out at Back Beach. He was very alert sniffing the air, took him forever to settle down.

Marilyn found two seals on Rabbit Island. One adult one juvenile both will have to be go as unidentifiable/unknown UU.  She was sure Kolohe nor Aka were there.  

Team Billand once again found RN14 at Paradise Cove, he did his swim right and left of the cove, and finally landed on the Luau side of the Lagoon. Everyone was on their best behavior and gave RN14 plenty of room. He left the lagoon at 7:53 am. Hotline was notified.

Next they hurried to Kahe just in time for RN14 hauling out and Ka'ale RH32 was already on site up on the rocks. RN14 galumphed toward Ka'ale who wasn't happy with his arrival and galumphed away. He went as far inland as he could and of course RN14 was in pursuit landing right next to him.

Team Billand stopped by Campbells, where the surf was high and wild.... but that didn't stop Barb from noticing a seal foraging about 300 ft away. Seal will be ID'd as a UU. They received a call about two seals at White Plains.

Team Billand arrived at White Plains and found two seals in front of a cabin. One seal was there at dark and the other came up at 8:30 am. Seals were ID'd as Pohaku (RO28) and Benny (RE74).

Both seals were resting peacefully no one bothering them. Team Billand left them at 3:00 pm, they notified lifeguards they were leaving and seals remained with no one around.

Oh and Barbara sent a late photo, claiming she found Rocky while on the road :-)  LOL.

Luana  RN58
 Ka'ena RO40
 RN14 @ Paradise Cove
 RN14 & Ka'ale RH32 
 Pohaku RO28 and Benny RE74 
 Pohaku
Benny and Pohaku
UU foraging @ Campbells
Team Billand's Rocky find !!  LOL