Saturday, March 31, 2012
I met Lisa from Ocean Devotion Hawaii when I did a monk seal presentation for a group of girls scouts and brownies @ Lanikai elementary school. This group of girls are dedicated to learning and taking action. After learning about the monk seals Ocean Devotion organized a beach clean up at Kailua Beach Park. I stopped by to show my support and congratulated them on all their GREAT WORK..... Bravo!
3-31-2012 DB's Dailies: Kaiwi@SB, Buster&Kolohe@RI, Duke@Molokai, R018@Maili Pt., RB00@Elec.Bch, Ka'ena,Kerby&761@KP, Rocky@MI
On my 3rd look at Kaiwi Kove, at 0718 I found Kaiwi (RK96) on the beach, in the process of galumphing to her Naupaka bush. A "permanent resident" derelict posse member said she had arrived at around 0645 (15 minutes after my previous check). I got her cordoned off and alerted the Elves. She has remained all day.
When I got back to Makai Pier at 0838, it was just me and da' birds, however at 0906, Buster (RV08) hauled out 40 ft left of 1BS. He would remain all day.
At 0935, Kolohe (RW22) hauled out to join Buster. They remained there together all day. There was minimal interaction, all of which was initiated by Kolohe. Buster just didn't wanna' play.
Diane Pike called of Molokai at 0750 with exciting news, that she'd been sitting on the lanai of a place she was house sitting,on a beach where seals are rarely if ever seen , and who should swim by but DUKE (RA12) !! She called immediately. Tanx Eh !!
Posse member Ken Tingman did the Ka'ena Pt. trek today, and called to say that he'd seen 3 critters, which would prove to be Ka'ena, Kerby & 761. Marilyn had flat tire problems today, and was trapped at COSTCO. Hopefully, she'll get out there tomorrow.
Team Billand had their Whale Count hats on this morning, but called at 1427 with the report of R018 at Maili Point.
At 1519 the Billands found RB00 at Electric Beach.
At 1523 Karen Bryan called to advise of an animal at MCBH. When we talked she could see a CC scar, as she was just beginning to assess the situation. I'm sure photos will be coming but I've received nothing as of this writing. My dollar is on KC, but ??????
Dera called at 1530 to advise of an animal in the trough at Magic Island . Dana later called to report that it was Rocky (RH58). Confirming photos from Charles Lee, and Robert Keough have been received. Thanks guys !
Rocky @ Magic Island
Kaiwi @ Kaiwi Cove
Hey wait... is that the elves over there?
It is, I'll turn around
oops... I went upside down instead
much better now I see them over there.
sun's going down time to go....
see you later elves
Ka'ena and Kirby @ Ka'ena Point...
So Kerby where the heck were you? I been looking for you?
Oh and by the way bad timing... my girl 761 is here
Kerby you can leave now...
Really... you can go
oh... forget it, i'm too tired
Who came first the fisherman or the seal
Friday, March 30, 2012
On my first look at Rabbit Island I got just a quick glimpse of an animal hauling out to Seal Rock Inlet, that I thought might be Kolohe. When I got back to Makai Pier at 1134 I found Kolohe (RW22) now relocated to the left end rock flats of RI. He was the only RI resident today. My RI shots were hideously poor today, so I'll spare you.
On my 0918 check of Kaiwi Kove I found Kaiwi (RK96), snoozin' on the rocks . I alerted the Elves, and called the office. Sean and Michelle came out to look at Kaiwi's chest wound. I'm happy to report that in 3 days the site is virtually healed up. There is just the tiniest suggestion of what had been there on the 27th. Her right side head ding also appears to be healing nicely. We got her cordoned off and she has remained all day. Kaiwi departed at 1833. Tomorrow ????
At 0902 Team Billand reported RIP (RR70) and Noa (R6FI) at Maili Point. R018 would join them at 1337.
At 0920 the Billands reported 2AW at Pokai Bay. On there 1337 he was gone.
At 0958 they found Pohaku (RO28) at Electric Beach. The Billands reported that RB00 joined her at 1448.
At 1015 Team Billand found Kermit (R012) fronting #1707 at White Plains.
Dera called at 1033 to report an animal at the Diamond Head showers. Colleen confirmed the Irma (R010) ID at 1120.
Tracy did the Ka'ena Point trek today. She reported Ka'ena (RO40), Kerby (RW08) and an U/F to be named later.
Kaiwi's wound is healing very quickly
amazing how they heal so quickly
Irma @ Diamond Head
Aunty Colleen out looking after Irma
Kaiwi spent so much time in the water she's shriveled up like a prune
but not for long....
and there she goes...
Noa nd RIP @ Maili
Awww sweet picture
R018 tagged 6FA/6FB
R018 @ Maili
2AW @ Pokai Bay
Kermit @ White Plains
And here's Kermit
RO28 and RB00 @ Electric Beach
RB00 @ Electric Beach