Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7/26/2016 Some Underwater Shots and Weaner gets Tagged

Thank you Ron for sending in these underwater shots from the North Shore.... Pretty sure we have to call it a U/U but never the less.... always great to see pics of them underwater!
 Ka'ale got tagged RH32/33
 It's my understanding he was pretty stoic getting tagged and vaccinated
 he looks tough
Thank you Carola :-)

7/26/2016 DB's Dailies: Kawena@AD, U/F,Kainoa,Cass, U/M , Kekoa,RG32,ukai, U/M , U/F,Kala@Rabbit Island, Pohaku@Waikomo's, Buster@Toilet Bowl

We have a Weaner !!! Marilyn did her usual 0530 AD check. She had reported Kaiwi’s departure last night at 1720. Kawena was alone in the world this morning. I’ve gotten no further word, from any source, on AD today. just shy of 6 weeks

 Team Billand checked in at 0633 with the report of Pohaku (RO28) back on Oahu, at Waikomo’s , on the west side.Thanks to Deb for her response. Pohaku met Brenda today, and was vaccinated. They reported her departure at 1537.

 At 0822 I arrived at Makai Pier to find yet another large croppa’ critters at Rabbit Island. Today’s cast was the U/F (I’m thinkin’ Sadie but?)along with Kala (RH76) out on the left rock flats. 40 ft left of Seal Rock Inlet would be the U/F molter (100%), along with an U/M mostly hidden behind her all day, then Kekoa (RK72),Kainoa(RN04& Cass (RG06). At Rocky Right Beach, I found RG32, Aukai (RL12), and an U/M that I was never able to enough of to make a guess.

 Hanauma Bay security posse member Jaime Garcia called at 1126 with the report of an animal at Toilet Bowl. When I got down there at 1200 I found Buster (RV08).

 An afternoon conversation with Tracy brought word that Ka’ale had been vaccinated and tagged today. She He is now officially, RH32/33. Thanks Tracy !

 UF, UM, Kainoa, Kekoa and Cass 
 Buster at toilet bowl - good to have him back around
 I know he's okay but this photo looks just a wee bit scary... you can understand why some people make an assumption that a seal is injured
 NOAA vaccine team and friends
 Pohaku already back on Oahu

HMMA Update (photos from 7/23 & 7/24) July 25th

There is no HMMA Update for 7/25/16. There were no calls to the hotline.

The following photos are from 7/23 pre storm preparations
 HMMA Team breaking down the pup zone before the storm
 Further down the road RT10 Ua Malie and PO5 getting some swim time
 and then there is Holokai RG40 getting some rest

As promised here are the photos from July 24th Sunday 
Ua Malie and PO5
 this kid sure likes the water
 laying out in the rain
 Our weaner kid not a care in the world Ka'ale PO4

Monday, July 25, 2016

7/25/2016 DB's Dailies: Kaiwi&Kawena@AD, Kala,Benny,UF, Kainoa,U/F / Kekoa,Aukai,RG32&Cass@Rabbit Island,

Marilyn was at AD at 0530 as usual and found Kaiwi (RK96)&Kawena , still together in the Naupaka. Marilyn called at 1721 to advise that Kaiwi had just departed. She did the same thing yesterday, so ???????? She had not returned as of dark.

 We got cable back around midday out here in the “burbs”. It’s nice to communicate again. Sorry about last night.

 At 0811 I found Kala (RH76) at the far left end of the beach on Rabbit Island. She would relocate to the left end rock flats later on.

 At 0830 I became aware of a buncha’ critters. As I panned from the left, I found what would turn out to be a probable Benny (RE74), in the company of an U/F just left of 1BS. These are the same two animals from yesterday. It would take all day to settle on the Benny ID. Mostly it was his left side head scar, and his partial CC scar on his posterior , ventral, right side, but mostly it was that non stop Benny attitude, hassling with all the rest of the cast, multiple times during the day. There may be an Oooops coming up, but I’m thinkin’ Benny. I’ve been lookin’ for him ever since he showed up at Kaimana the other day.

 Also at 0830 I found an U/F in the company of Benny at 1BS. I have no clue at all who this is, but once again I’ve gotta’ say that I’ve been on the lookout for Sadie since she is due for her post wean molt as of yesterday. We shall see.

 Down the beach, 60 ft right of 3BS , at 0830 I found Kainoa (RN04) & the molting U/F. There were a coupla’ tufts left so I’ll go with 99.9% molted.

 Also at 0830 I found what would turn out to be Kekoa (RK72) & Aukai (RL12) at Rocky Right Beach.

 At 1000 RG32 galumphed out of the tall grass, behind Seal Rock Inlet.

 Diane Gabriel sent along Ka’ale shots from her Mokuleia stint today.

 Gary Langley & Val Bloy sent Weaner shots from Kauai. Pohaku departed yesterday.

 On a pan at 1010, on a pan I found Cass (RN06) newly arrived to the far left end of the beach.

Benny and U/F
 UF, Kainoa, Benny and RG32 
 2 things weaners love playing with... sticks and sea cucumbers
PK3 (pohaku's kid on Kauai)  Can I eat this?
 torpedo mode
 life is good for this weaner
 sea cucumber playing time
 nite nite
 Gary's shots from July 24th