Posse Pal Vicki found Holokai RG40 alone in Kahuku. No little brother, no momma, just him on his own.
Team Billand went out to Ewa and as they were walking down the path to the beach they spotted a seal foraging. After watching intently they were able to ID Pohaku RO28. She was busy, bringing fish up and tossing her hind flippers in the air. They hung around for over an hour and finally at 9 am she hauled out. The hotline was informed.
Team Billand headed out to Maili and hit the jackpot of seal finds. At first look one seal on the lower rocks RW02. Then another seal arrives and comes in, they ID RIP. They hung out together RIP in the water hole and RW02 still on the lower rocks by him.
At first Team Billand did not see anything but heard some barking and snorts which caused them to investigate. And there to Barbara's happiness was Kekoa RK72 who is sporting a new coat looking quite handsome, he was with Ka'ale RH32. The two were greeting each other with nuzzles and head bumping. Ka'ale was enjoying head butting Kekoa's belly, and Kekoa let him know when enough was enough. Soon they both settled in for the day to the right of RIP and PVKauai RW02.
And then there were five! Benny at first tried to go to the lower rocks and RIP and RW02. Benny paused and then turned and hauled up on the high rocks. He remains there all day. He seems thin, then again he just finished his molt so he needs to bulk up some.
Gayle found Buster late today at Sandy Beach. She found him by the trail sleeping at 16:45. The lifeguards called the hotline so a volunteer showed up soon after Gayle found him Gayle couldn't take a picture of his chest to see if he is actually molting. Based on his head and side of his neck looks like he is starting or will be very very soon.
Mrs. Whisperer spent this morning between 8:15 and 10:30 checking the Hawaii Kai sites from Alan Davis to Kokee Flats and found no seals. Later in the day she spent over an hour at Makai Pier and spied four seals. RH36 Kawena was at the Left Point Beach and was ID'd by the applied N37 bleach on her back. She has not been reported for some time so WE real happy to see her. She later moved up into the morning glory about 40 feet left of the 1BS.
Seal #2 was an unknown juvenile who was about 40 ft right of 1BS. This seal had two red tags, a light colored belly, and was possibly female. The seal moved up over the berm. If one of the light spots on the back is an applied bleach spot, this seal could be RJ30, but will have to go as an UJ.
Seal #3 is unknown male #1 (UM#1) and along with UM#2 was about 40 feet left of Seal Rock Inlet. UM#1 had at least one visible tag, an older coat, a blotchy belly and a light-colored chin.
Seal #4 is unknown male #2. This seal had a newish coat, no detectable tags and a gray-silver belly. The seal seemed larger than UM#1. She saw no other ID marks. She never saw the right side so she could not eliminate RW22 Kolohe. Since RK72 Kekoa on the west side today he can be eliminated.