I received a phone call this morning from one of my old contacts at Sea Life Park giving me news about Lamb chop's passing. By now you have seen all the news announcements and in case you haven't I'll provide a link. Lambchop was truly an ambassador of the species having spent 30 years with visitors at Sea Life Park. I know the SLP staff are going to miss her and I would like to pass my condolences to all the volunteers who spent endless hours of outreach at the park.
Team Billand on their travels headed over to plains to see if sir Buster was around. They must have that special seal radar because as they arrived he was just hauling out AND the life guards sprung into action putting up a zone. Buster hauled out and rolled over showing his belly. He's about 25% from the neck to mid body. Man he's slow molter. Team Billand called the hotline to update them.
They left after a bit to search for more seals.
When they arrived at a westside beach they spotted two seals. After waiting for a bit they finally for the tag shot to confirm RIP RR70. The other seal, was a little more of a challenge to the right mid rocks on his side. After studying this critter for a bit it finally moved and they got the tag. RN14 Kalani. He moved to the water hole near by.
As luck would have it there is a third seal coming in fast. Seal is smaller than the two males, and no real markers. Once again patience paid off they got the long awaited flipper flex and ID'd RH48 Lei Ola.