Sunday, April 20, 2014
From the Makapuu Overview at 0645 I could see Sadie&Pup (RB12)(D#16) doing a swim session off shore of 1BS on Rabbit Island.
I could also see what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04) at right Middle Cliff. His CC wound continues to heal.
At 0930 I found T21 at the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. Witnesses said he arrived at 0906. I cordoned him off and he remains.
At 1124 on a routine pan of the beach on RI, I got just a brief glimpse of the U/F in a tide pool on the left end flats, as she repositioned. It was to be my only look a her.
Team Billand called with the report of Ewa Girl (RS00) at Wind Sock at 0755. She would depart at 1600.
At 0905 they reported the arrival of Haupu (RB24) joining Ewa Girl within the existing SPZ. She would depart at 1715.
Lesley called at 1711 to advise that she’d received a Hotline call about Kaiwi (RK96) at Black Point today. We checked all the usual spots but couldn’t find her. I guess that’s why. Our little girl is movin’ out.
** Word from KSK Aukai was on Moku Nui... pictures were sent to the "office". Too bad we don't have them for the blog. Interesting this little girl likes hanging out on the island. I imagine as time goes on we'll have more sightings in and around Lanikai.
Sadie and pup - DB did you get a new camera? Pics of Rabbit Island are amazing... unless you were in a little zodiac out on the water.
T21 at Sandy's
Ewa Girl and Haupu at Windsock
These two ladies like hanging out together
Ewa Girls' bling.... she's got THREE
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Thank you KoOlina Diane for looking after these two fine critters today.... Looks like there was a lot of action! Between their budding romance.... but all the people in the water.
wonder what these two snorklers are thinking.... but looking at this photo you can appreciate how big our seals are... compare the sizes of their heads.
I would for sure take pause before going any further
From the Makapuu Overview at 0649 I found Sadie & Pup (RB12)(D#15) in the water off shore of 1BS, Rabbit Island.
At 0818 I found the new U/F on the left end rock flats of Rabbit Island. She would remain at that location all day.
At 0910 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 0921 I found T21M, and cordoned him off. He has remained all day. Gayle called at 1753 to advise that T21M had departed.
At 1007 I found RE70 on his 2nd RI day, at Seal Rock Inlet.
At 1110 posse member Melanie called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at China Walls. Thanks to Melanie & Gayle for another day’s hard work.
At 1158 I became aware of another animal, partially visible with RE70 at SRI. I was never able to confirm an ID, but it was an adult sized animal with at least 1 red tag. Maybe tomorrow ?????
At 1245 I found Kainoa (RN04) just hauling out to the water front rocks at mid Middle Cliff on RI. Unfortunately, he was run off by 2 kayakers who landed fronting 2BS at 1254. They saw Sadie & Pup down the way but thankfully did not venture that direction. One of the guys did , however walk a few feet to Kainoa’s location and while taking a picture, ran Kainoa off. I did not see him again today. The idiots departed at 1304. I called DOCARE of course, but knew what I would get, and sure enough it was the much dreaded recorded message. It’s a State holiday so all of DOCARE was off, allowing the bad guys to run amok at will. Sad !!
At 1310 Melanie called with the report of Duke (RA12) at the Lanai Lookout Cove. Duke has been hangin’ with Diane P on Molokai of late. His last Oahu sighting was at RI on 1-5-14. It’s nice to know my boy is back !
At 0541 the Billands got a call from one of their posse reporting 2 swimming seals at Paradise Cove. They were gone when the Billands arrived.
At 0803 the Billands found Kermit (R012) foraging off shore of Nimitz Cove.
At 0844 posse member Diane Tekai called with the report of 2 swimming animals just outside Lagoon#1, KoOlina and moving into the lagoon, with no haul out.
At 0846 the Billands reported Haupu (RB24) at Lagoon#4, KoOlina.
At 1030 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at Magic Island. I notified Dana. No further word.
At 1039 the Billands advised that the Lagoon#1 swimmers were now at Paradise Cove. The attempted a haul out but "a lady in red" at the water line did allow that to happen. They would finally hauled out to PC at around 1200 according the the Billands. They were confirmed as Kolohe (RW22)& Nihoa(R912).
At 1347 the Billands received word of an animal at Campbell Industrial Park. When they arrived they found M&M (R020) beyond Palm Grove, CIP.
At 1307 the Billands got a Hotline call about an animal at Guard Rails Beach, Maili. The animal was gone when they arrived.
Sadie and Baby
it always makes me angry when people land on Rabbit Island... it's one thing to cross and SPZ but it's another to be on the island when there are 3 HUGE signs.
Duke at Lanai lookout
Kaiwi at China Walls
T21 at Sandy's
Haupu at Lagoon#4 at KoOlina
Kermit at Nimitz
Kolohe and Nihoa at KoOlina
these two critters really like each other
MM at Campbells