Sunday, March 26, 2017

3/26/2017 DB's Dailies: Kainoa,&RG32@Rabbit Island, Kaiwi@Kokee Flats, Pohaku@Paradise Cove, Kolohe,Kekoa,RK36,RI,RW02,Kerby&RN14@Nanakai,

I arrived at Makai Pier at 0730, but it would be 0817 before I found somebody, on the water front rocks, left of Seal Rock Inlet on Rabbit Island. It would be 0918 before I finally got an ID, and I was completely stoked to seen Kainoa’s (RN04) remnant transmitter patch at his shoulders. I’d last seen the boy on 3-3-17, when NOAA personnel retrieved what remained of his transmitter. Nothing since then. 23 days later he has returned !!!!

 At 1005 what would prove to be RG32 hauled out of Seal Rock Inlet. He and Kainoa would connect, and entered the water together at 1114, hauling out together at their starting location at 1257.

 Marilyn checked in from the Kokee Flats at 0900, with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) about have way to the Grotto.

 At 0542 Team Billand reported Pohaku (RO28) at Paradise Cove.

 The Nanakai cast began rolling in at 0745. Kolohe (RW22), Kekoa(RK72)&RK36 were the first to arrive. At 0805 RIP (RR70) arrived , followed at 0824 by RW02. On their 1455 recheck they discovered that the cast had increased to 7 critters with the addition of RN14 & Kerby (RW08) . RIP departed at 1705.

Kainoa and RG32 
 Kolohe, Kekoa, RK36, RIP and RW02
 Band of Brothers !!!!   7 seals they are AMAZING

In Additon: Lesley's Ka'ena Point Trek on Saturday

Sorry this didn't make it last night.... but it was a long day and I couldn't keep my eyes open.... SO folks here's Lesley's update on her Saturday Trek.

Marilyn & I did our Saturday hike out to Ka’ena Pt.
It was a Seal of a day !
We first found plump lady R303 “BG” on the reefs of her pool.
While IDing RL12 “Aukai” (F b.2012) & RR70 “Rip” (M b.2003) on Back Beach Marilyn spotted a seal in the Main Pool, I looked back and saw another one. They were R3CU (M) and RG40 “Holokai” (M b.2015). Shortly after were joined by RO40 “Ka’ena” (M b.2006)
As I’m doing this report I was informed by Jamie /NARS that there are now 5 seals in the Main Pool and none on Back Beach.
We saw a couple of great whale breaches, but it does look like they are already in travelling.

The only Albatross chick we saw was well hidden in some bushes so no photos today. Some adults were flying around. Pop corn field did look a little emptier

3/25/2017 DB's Dailies: RG32&Kawena@Rabbit Island, Kaiwi&Buster@China Walls, BG,RIP,Aukai,R3CU,Holokai&Ka'ena@Ka'ena Point, Kolohe&RW02@Nanakai, RN14,Ka'ale,Kekoa&Benny@Maili

At 0734 I arrived at Makai Pier to find an animal on Rabbit Island since 3-19-17. It would prove to be RG32, up in the grass behind Seal Rock Inlet. He would relocate to 1BS, but the birds were giving him a hard time so he moved to out near the left end rock flats.

 At 0923 Kawena (RH36) hauled out fronting 3BS on RI. Her left side NE6 (backward 3) was clearly visible but the camera just couldn’t pick it up.

 Posse member Gayle called at 1008 with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) & Buster (RV08) at ChinaWalls. On Marilyn’s 1450 check they were still there.

 Marilyn & Lesley did the Ka’ena Point trek. At 0913 Marilyn reported BG (R303) at BG’s Pool, while RIP (RR70) & Aukai (RL12) were at the Back Beach.

 At 0927 she reported the arrival of R3CU, Holokai (RG40) & Ka’ena (RO40) to the Main Pool. 

Team Billand reported Kolohe’s (RW22) arrival to Nanakai at 0742. RW02 followed at 0743.

On their 1315 check only W02 remained.

 At 1039 the Billands reported RN15 to Maili

 At 1045 they reported Ka’ale (RH32)& Kekoa(RK72) at Maili .

 At 1344 the Billands advised that RN14 & Benny (RE74) had joined Ka’ale & Kekoa at Maili.

 Kaiwi and Buster
 Rip and Aukai
Holokai and R3CU
 Ka'ena Holokai and R3CU

3/25/2017 DB's Dailies: (cont) Team Billand

 RW02 and Kolohe
 Kekoa UPDATED with correct photos :-)