Friday, August 29, 2014

8/29/2014 DB's Dailies: T990&Buster@SB, Kaiwi@BH, Kainoa@RI, Kolohe@GR, Pohaku@Nanakuli, M&M@KCG

I was at Sandy Beach, dark and early at 0530 and found an overnighted T990, still within the signs. The cordon was redone. Posse member Lani called at 0954 to advise that T990 had departed. I picked up the stuff, and then proceeded to do a check of the east end of SB. To my surprise I found T990 newly arrived near the outfall, and once again redid the cordon. This is Buster territory and I suspected it would be just a matter of time till they met.

By pure luck I happened to arrival back at SB just as Buster (RV08) arrived at 1202. They did a 10 rounder, battling a bit and then Buster would slow roll back to the water, only to charge again, and again. Finally, at 1232 both entered the water. T990 went west, Buster east. Buster would do a few more patrols of the Sandy Beach area, and though he tried to haul out a couple of times the adoring hordes would not allow it. I last saw him foraging again at Blowhole, just as I’d found him at 0634.

 At 1104 I found what would prove to be Kaiwi (RK96) in the cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout.

 At 1128 on a brief Rabbit Island check, I found Kainoa (RN04) front 1BS.

 Team Billand called at 0630 with the report of Kolohe (RW22) at Maili Guard Rails.

 At 0710 they reported Pohaku (RO28)at Nanakuli. She would depart at 1100.

 At 0853 the Billands found M&M (R020) at Al’s Bench, Kalaeloa Campgrounds. Diane T reported her departure at 1013.

 The Billands found a swimming head off shore of the Reef Runway this morning but it never hauled out and water shots provided no clues. Eileen called them at 1415 to advise that she saw a 50% molted U’ilani at the birth beach, RR.

 In the Yesterday’s News department Kimo Smith sent shots from his end of the world trek yesterday. He found Ka’ena, RW02, RK36 & RL42 at Ka’ena Point.

 Kaiwi at Blow hole
 T990 hanging out at Sandy Beach...  
 T990 very green old tail...  this guy needs to get a new coat going 
 Resting comfortably UNTIL.....
Buster arrives... and the claim for territory begins 
 for an old dude he can hold his own
Kolohe at Guard Rails
 MM at Kalaeloa
 hmmm collection of pallets.... bet it's going to be a fun weekend
 Pohaku at Nanakuli
Yesterday's News from Kimo
 RK36 and RW02
 RL42 and RK36

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8/27/2014 DB's Dailies: T990@SB, Buster@BH, Nani@RI, Kaiwi@CW, Kolohe@GR, M&M@WP, Pohaku@Maili, Kekoa &U'ilani@RR, UU@Waikiki

At 0600 I checked the Sandy Beach outfall, and found that Kea was gone. I picked up the stuff and continued.

 At the other end of Sandy Beach, fronting the “Gas Chambers” break I found T990. I cordoned him off and he remains. Mostly everybody was cool, but a few just didn’t get it. He was still there at dark.

 At 0820 I found Buster (RV08) doing 6 minute dives at Blowhole. I had not seen him earlier , nor did I see him on subsequent rechecks.

 At 1220 Melanie called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at China Walls.

 At 0620 Team Billand reported Kolohe (RW22) a Maili Guard Rails.

 They found M&M (R020) fronting #1707/08, White Plains at 0714. They would report her departure at 0854. Another call at 1614 reported her at the orange buoy, but she had not as yet hauled out.

 At 1040 the Billands found Pohaku (RO28) at Maili Cove.

 Team Billand called at 1615 to advise that Eileen had reported Kekoa (K72) and a molting little sister, U’ilani (RN36) at the Reef Runway.

 Dana called at 1914 to advise that an animal had been reported behind Michel’s Restaurant at the east end of Waikiki. She advised that Brandi was responding.

 Gary Langley sent new photos of Rocky’s girl RF58 on Kauai. Her dog attack scars are still quite visible.

T990 at Sandy's
 I guess these people thought the seal was roped off for their private viewing.... 
 Kaiwi at china walls 
 Is that a new little wound to her chest?  
 Rocky's little boy... glad to see he's doing well RF58
 Kolohe at Guard Rail
 MM with a friend flying in for a visit....
 Thirsty?  Have a sip of water.
 Pohaku at Maili.... glad she moved away from Nanakuli
 haaaa look like she's doing the back stroke... even if she's on the sand.