Friday, April 28, 2017

4/28/2017 DB's Dailies:

At 0715 from Makai Pier, I found Sadie (RB12), lookin’ large, 40 ft left of 1BS.

40 ft right of 3BS I found what would prove to be Kekoa (RK72).  He would enter the water and would relocate to join Sadie.  Sadie in the lead with Kekoa following, would work their way down to the water line, and both entered the water .  Sadie was out to forage. I didn’t see them again today

On a pan at 0724 I spied an animal behind the high grass, 20 ft right of 3BS. At 0755 Kolohe (RW22) would move down to the water line behind the water front rocks. His right side NB was clearly visible. He remained there all day.

Gayle called at 1056 with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) once again on the Kokee Flats.

On a pan at 1150 I found what would prove to be Kawena (RH36), hauled out to the far left end of the beach. It would take a while but finally I saw her N36 bleach.

Team Billand called at 1422 to advise that they had found Lei Ola (RH48) at Maili.

Sadie and Kekoa 
Lei Ola

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4/27/2017 Photos from Jason O'Rourke from March 2017

5 boyz
 Kekoa & N14

4/27/2017 DB's Dailies:

At 0720 I found Sadie (RB12) & Kekoa (RK72) together 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. Both would move down to cool off and move again as the tide began to come up. There was no interaction at all.

Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Kokee Flats about 1/3 of the flats, at 1030.

At 0748 Team Billand advised of Ka'ale (RH32) doing 5 min dives at CIP.

At 0836 the Billands advised that Lei Ola (RH48) was Maili.

Todd & Darlene began their trek to the End of the World, via the north side. At 1114 they found RK36 at 10 min Beach. He was there again on the way out.

At Ka'ena Point they reported Rip (RR70) and Aukai (RL12) with his L13 tag. There were some shots of what are sent to Tracy said to be a Molokai possible. <--- sorry DB can you explain what you mean? I'm just a wee bit confused.

 Lei Ola
 Sadie and Kekoa
 Rip and Aukai

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 We did our hike to Ka’ena Pt from the Waianae side today.

Our first find was RW08 “Kerby”, he still has his camera on. He was documented and NOAA was notified. Following on I saw a seal swimming in KPt direction, but we got side tracked by divers far out and lost sight of the seal.

At the point RO40 “Ka’ena” was at the end of the Runway and later moved to his pool.

The surprise was finding R303 “BG” in her pool. That is one very pregnant seal!

On our way, out we met Tracy and the field group. She told us that, she agreed that “Kerby” wasn’t in a good location to try to retrieve the camera or to have his vaccine.

He was in the same place when we hiked out.

We stopped in Maili, saw a foraging seal, but weren’t able to ID it.

It was one of those BEAUTIFUL days in paradise, the ocean was all shades of greens and turquoises, very calm, we could see reefs under water till far, far way.

We even got to see 2 whales blowing, then doing a simultaneous dive.

Albatrosses chicks are growing fast, Shearwaters are already nesting everywhere

 On my way home I stopped to check on a seal at Army Beach Mokuleia and found R8HY, nice to see the little guy back.

Little chicky
 RO40 Ka'ena
 RW08 Kerby