Thursday, October 23, 2014

10/22/2014 Lesley's Update

It's been a hot/rainny muggy day out here @ Ka'ena. 
At first dawn light I checked on RW02 "Kauai PV" (from the driveway) there was a long trail down to the water and no seal.
Just past 2:00PM as I was walking down the road heading to hike the point, Kimo called from Laniakea saying it was raining really heavy. 
Looking back in that direction I saw it coming fast from all sides. Change of plans were in order so I strolled down to the beach.
To my surprise the turtle I saw from the corner of my eyes turned put to be a very green little RN58 "Luana". 
She hauled out found a comfy spot on the sand and went to sleep.
No signs or SPZ were needed. Hotline was informed
We'll check on her again this evening.  Aloha, Lesley

10/22/2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe&Duke@RI, Kea@SB, Kaiwi&Buster@BF, T990@Kahala

On my 0615 I found that Kea was no longer at the outfall , Sandy Beach. I picked up the stuff.

At 0704 I found what would prove to be a 20% molted Kolohe (RW22) in the Morning Glory , left of 1BS, and Duke (RA12) at the far left end of the beach. Kolohe would galumph down to join him at 0925. They were the Rabbit Island cast for today. Off & on rain made it a tough day at the pier.

At 1028 on a routine cruise through Sandy Beach, I found a newly arrived Kea (RN46), just galumphing up the outfall. I cordoned him off and he remains. Kea was still there at dark. Thanks to auntie Gayle.

When I arrived at Lanai Lookout at 1100, I found Kaiwi (RK96) & Buster (RV08) together on Buster Flats. This marks Buster’s return to the ol’ neighborhood after is Critter Cam adventure and a brief SW quadrant visit. The boy is back home ! They were still there on my 1600 check.

Seeing Buster was certainly a highlight, but finding afternoon email from Karen Rohter, advising that she had found T990 west of the hotel in Kahala was right up there too. I have not see the old dude since he left Makai Pier on the 10-16-14

In the Yesterday’s News department Kimo Smith sent shots from his Ka’ena Point trek yesterday. He found RW02 at Camp Erdman, Luana (RN58) at 10 Minute Beach, RK36, and a 100% molted BG (R303) at the point.

Duke and Kolohe
 Kaiwi and Buster 
 Kea at Sandys
 T990 visiting Kahala
Yesterday's News from Kimo BG at Ka'ena Point
Luana at 10 minute beach

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10/21/2014 Lesley's Waikiki and Ka'ena Point Monitoring

As I was getting our the door to drive out to NS to do the KPt monitoring I was asked to check Waikiki for a seal that had hauled out last night. I walked back and forth from WAQ to Duke's statue, spoke to HPD Officer and to Ocean Safety no one had seen or had any report of a seal.
I made it to KPt late. As I drove past Camp Erdman I stopped to check on an again overnighted RW02 "Kauai". He's looking skinny but very handsome in his new coat.
After checking in at Kimo's house and unloading the car I headed out to KPt solo. 
RN58 "Luana" has been hauling out at 10mts beach and that's where I found her. Sleeping peacefully. On my way back she was still there, had moved up because of tide and had a stick fence around her.
At the point I found RK36 "Kauai Kolohe" sleeping on the pebble beach near the water line.
@4:30PM made it back to the house after checking again on RW02 "Kauai PV"
It was a pleasant hike today, among some breef showers. They are lots of big puddles left over from "Ana" as well as some mud.
We'll be back out tomorrow  Aloha,  Lesley

10/21/2014 Pohaku @ Campbells

Pohaku was watched over today by her posse of volunteers.... Early in the day we had Diane T and Lauri.... poor things were out there today without sunblock.... it must have been hot hot hot!  Thank you ladies!  
beautiful picture 

Later in the day.... Angel was there in the late day to watch over this bathing beauty... Angel got some nice shots of the late day sky.

10/21/2014 Right Spot at MCBH (again)

A big mahalo to Tony Q for sending and sharing the photos of Right Spot still hanging out at MCBH

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10/21/2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe,Kainoa,Aukai&Duke@RI, Kea@SB,Kaiwi@TBL, Haupu@Nimitz Cottages, Pohaku@Germaine's

I arrived at the Sandy Beach outfall at 0615 to find Kea (RN46) departed. I picked up the stuff and continued on.

At 0712 on my first look at Rabbit Island I found a 15% molted Kolohe (RW22) at the left end of the beach, and Kainoa (RN04) 40 ft left of 1BS. When I returned at 0900 there were new cast members. Duke (RA12) was now with Kolohe, and Aukai (RL12) was snoozin’ , 50 ft right of 1BS.

Hanauma Bay posse member Martha called at 1057 advising that there was an animal at Toilet Bowl. When I got down there at 1116 I found Kaiwi (RK96).

While at Toilet Bowl, I got a call from Gayle advising that Kea (RN04) was at the outfall, Sandy Beach. When I finally got there at 1159 we cordoned him off. He was still there at dark.

At 0727 Dana sent a text advising that an animal had been reported in Waikiki. She called at 0825 to advise that a search of the area had produced no animal.

Team Billand called at 0745 with the report of Haupu (RB24) fronting #1945 Nimitz Cottages. She was gone on the 1227 check.

At 1305 Diane Terai called with the report of Pohaku (RO28) at Germaine’s Luau Grounds, Campbell Industrial Park.

On a totally different note, I got a call from Dave Smith, one of the Sea Engineering engineers at 1422 advising that he was watch people attempting to assist a dolphin that was in stranding mode. I hurried over , arriving at 1430. The people had stopped, but I observed a dolphin thrashing wildly in shallows against really gnarly reef. I called D. Schofield and got the ball rolling. The animal eventually moved to a sandy area (right where T990 spent a couple of days). Two guys controlled the animal in the shallows, though it was still thrashing wildly. At 1500 the thrashing ceased, and we brought it to the beach. NOAA & HPU personnel arrived at 1530 and assessment and preparations to transport the animal began. The name I heard amongst the crew was that it appeared to be a Pan Tropical Spotted Dolphin. What that means , I have no clue. No further word at this time.

 Kolohe and Duke
Kaiwi at toilet bowl
 Kea at Sandys
 sad day at Maikai Pier - stranded dolphin
 Haupu at Nimitz