Thursday, May 21, 2015

News Feeds on RF28 Hook Removal

Link to news story from KITV

5/21/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie&PO2,UU@RI, Pohaku@Maili, Nihoa@Maipalaoa, Kimo Kai@GR, RF28 Fishhook Removal, 5-21-15 Y/N, RIP,Ka'ena,RW02&R330@KP

At 0635 I found Sadie&PO2(RB12) doing a feed at the water on the left end of the beach on Rabbit Island. They would be gone when I got back at 0851, but hauled out to the left end for a feed and a snooze at 1003. There were two additional swim sessions, 1130 - 1155, 1225-1335.

 At 0851 I found an U/U just hauling out to the left end rock flats. It would remain barely visible all day, in a depression amongst the flats, only hauling out at the end of the day, and then only showing me it’s right side, with no markers. Sorry.... another U/U. Maybe tomorrow.

 Gayle called midday to advise that she was batting zero on her check of the quadrant.

 Jack At The Bay called at 1317 with a report of a “ drive thru” at Hanauma Bay. An animal had come in the “backdoor channel, swum the beach front, and exited out the “cable channel” at the right side, and was last seen headed out toward Witches Brew. There was no further ID info. Thanks Jack.. Ya’ Done Good..........Again !!!

 Team Billand checked in at 0633 with the report of Pohaku (RO28) in Maili.

 At 0728 they found Nihoa (R912) on the Uleawa’s side of the Maipalaoa Canal. The Billands reported at 1715. that it looked as though Nihoa was departing, but instead she moved further back into the canal.

 At 0809 the Billands found Kimo Kai (RT12), once again at Maili Guard Rails.

 If you go to: , and scroll down a bit, you will see that RF28's hook was successfully removed by Dr. Greg and NOAA personnel. Per the site there seems to be news coverage so check your favorite news dogs.

 In the Yesterday’s News department Lesley sent shots from her trek to The End of the World, as reported yesterday. She found RIP (RR70),little brother Ka’ena (RO40) & RW02 at the main pool, with Squinty (R330) at the Runway.

Sadie and PO2  
Kimo Kai
 Nihoa R912
R330 Squinty

5/20/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie.PO2&Kolohe@R!, Kea@BH. Nihoa@Maipalaoa, Kimo Kai@GR, RK36@Makua Cliffs, RL42@Makua Cliffs, RIP,Ka'ena,RW02&R330@KP

At 0657 I found Kea (RN46) at the Blowhole Cove. I’d last seen him, at Rabbit Island after a 3 day stay, on 5-8-15. As has been the case of late, he has been on the road, going Only Kea Knows where since then. Both Gayle & Vicki advised that at midday, Kea was no longer there. He was not there on my 1400 recheck. My guess is that he’ll show up again at Rabbit Island, but as previously stated, OKK.

 At 0714 I found Sadie&PO2, in the Morning Glory, 30 ft right of 1BS, on Rabbit Island. When I got back to Makai Pier at 0909 they had relocated to the water line at the far left end of RI, probably after an unobserved swim session. After a feed and a snooze they would enter the water again (with PO2 in the lead) from 1053-1233. Another feed and snooze followed. I finally got a look at the kid’s belly, but I’m reserving judgement to I get a better look.

 At 1150 Kolohe (RW22) hauled out to the left end rock flats on RI, where he remained the rest of the day.

 At 0645 Team Billand reported Nihoa (R912) at the mouth, on the Uleawa’s side of the Maipaloa Canal.

 At 1032 they reported the arrival of Kimo Kai (RT12) to Maili Guard Rails.

 At 1130 they found RK36 at Makua Cliffs. At a different location at Makua Cliffs they found RL42 at 1142.

 A LesleyTxt at 1228 from The End of the World, reported RIP (RR70), Ka’ena (RO40)&RW02 at the main pool, and Squinty (R330) at the runway, at Ka’ena Pt. As a side note to the KP chapter, posse member Vicki Hangai had texted on 5-18 that she had seen RW02 (N62 bleach) & an U/U. I met up with Vicki today and her photos confirm that the unknown animal was, in fact, Squinty (R330) . Thank you Vicki !!

 Pohaku’s son, RF28 is on Oahu. The boy seems to have a hook in his esophagus Go to the NOAA site for the latest At  .

 Kolohe and Sadie and PO2
 Sadie and PO2 
Kea at blow hole
 Kea's signature bleach flipper tip
Kimo Kai at Guard Rails
 Nihoa at Maipalaoa
 RK36 at Makua Cliff
 RL42 at Makua Cliff

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5/19/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie,PO2,Kolohe&Kainoa@RI, RK36@GR, Rocky@Kaimana,Kekoa@Maili Pt, RL42@Makua Cliffs, Kimo Kai@LahiLahi, RI37@Kauai

On my first look at Rabbit Island , at 0702 I found Kolohe (RW22) snoozin’ in the Morning Glory, 60 ft left of 1BS, Sadie&PO2 snoozin’ at the log, 40 ft left of 1BS, and Kainoa (RN04) also snoozin’, at the vegetation line, 80 ft right of 3BS. The entire cast remained all day.

 When I got back to Makai Pier at 0849 Sadie&PO2 were in the water. They would haul out at 0920. They did another swim from 1100-1144, and entered the water again at 1215. I had to depart for an appointment so I don’t know their haul out time.

 At 0638 Team Billand called with a report of RK36, foraging with another animal off shore of Guard Rails, but they lost them and did not see them again.

At 0858 Dana called to advise that Rocky (RH58) had apparently overnighted at Kaimana Beach. She reported Rocky’s departure at 0836.

 Team Billand reported Kekoa 9RK72 at Maili Point at 0830.

 At 0953 they found RL42 at Makua Cliffs.

 At 1026 the Billands found Kimo Kai (RT12) at LahiLahi.

 A call from my pal Val, on Kauai brought word that RF28 had been successfully captured today and is being brought to Oahu for hook assessment. During the same conversation Val also advised that she had confirmed RI37 on Kauai today.

 Sadie PO2 and Kolohe 
 RI37 and RK05 hanging out on Kauai 
 RI37 lookimg like she has a curly Q mustache
 Kekoa at Maili Point
 Kimo Kai