Thursday, February 28, 2013

2-27-2013 Team Billand Late Night Pics

Pohaku @ Lagoon 2 Ko'Olina
 MM and Makaiwi @ White Plains
 Benny @ Nanakuli
 Irma and company.... DUDE!!! you're too close
 Kerby @ Maili Point
 Kermit @ Paradise Cove... (checking up on Pohaku?)
 R018 @ White Plains!

2-27-2013 DB's Dailies: Kolohe,Mojo&Buster@RI, Pohaku@L#2 KoOlina, Makaiwi,M&M,R018@WPNoa&Ka'ena@KP, Kermit@PC,Benny@Nanakuli, Kerby@Maili Pt, KC@MCBH, R5AY@Hauula,Irma@EB

At 0711 I found Kolohe (RW22), 30 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island.

At 1105 on a pan I found Mojo (RI17) on the water front rocks of Seal Rock Inlet. He would later relocate.

At 1140 Buster (RV08) hauled out 50 ft left of 1BS. He has been MIA since 2-20-13, so it was good to see the boy again.

At 1257 I had a visit from four students, with CG Capt. Eric Brown, who were interested in seeing Monk Seals. Fortunately, I had a cast to show them since there was no one else in the SE quadrant. I initially showed them Buster and Kolohe, but when I panned down to show them Mojo at 1330 he was gone. I gave the scope over to them, to watch, so I only got a blow by blow on the action through their excited screams. Apparently, Mojo hauled out to join the other two, and he and Kolohe had words. They entered the water and Buster quickly followed. When I got the scope back all were gone, however on a pan at 1359 I found Buster & Mojo just hauling out to 2BS. I did not see Kolohe again today.

The Billands outdid themselves today. At 0648 they reported Pohaku (RO28) at Lagoon #2, KoOlina.

At 0730 they reported Makaiwi (R4DF) fronting #1944, White Plains.

Zeeny checked in from Ka'ena Point, with the report of Noa (R6FI) and Ka'ena at the end of the world.

At 1254 the Billands reported Kermit (R012) at Paradise Cove.

At 1430 they found Kerby (RW08) at Maili Point.

At 1450 Team Billand found Benny (RE74) at Nanakuli.

Cianna called at 1440 with reports of KC (RK28) at MCBH, and R5AY at Hauula.

At 1549 the Billands advised that they were responding to 2 calls. The first was for 2 new arrivals at White Plains. At 1609 they found M&M (R020) with Makaiwi @ #1944, and R018 down the beach, fronting 1708.

The second call was for 2 animals in Ewa Beach. At 1711 they reported finding only Irma (R010) near Access #186B, EB.

At 1723 they had a report of another animal hauling out to Lagoon #2, KoOlina. No word yet.  Check the Billand's day on the blog in the morning.

 Buster and Mojo 
 r5AY molting
 about 50% ??

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2-26-2013 Late Night Team Billand

Team Billand sending in their days work.... first let me say... MM has the cutest expressions (okay science folk I know seals aren't suppose to have expressions.... but if my dog and cat do, well these guys do too).  LOOK at this face!
 LOOK our first pup of the season.... its sandy seal :-)
  Ewa Girl the grand dame of Oahu's ladies... yep she'll be having another kid soon
 today's blessing
 Kermit sporting his new bleach N4
RIP looking handsome
 Back to Kermit at paradise cove

2-26-2013 DB's Dailies: Mojo,Nani&Kolohe@RI, Kaiwi&RA36@SC, M&M,RIP@WP, Kermit@PC, Ewa Girl@WSK, Right Spot@TB, Makaiwi@Sand Is., Pohaku@KoOlina

On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0712, I found Mojo (RI17) just hauling out, 40 ft left of 1BS, on Rabbit Island. He would remain all day.

At 0740 I found Kaiwi (RK96) doing 5 minute dives at Spitting Cave. At 0750 I became aware that RA36 was there also. They foraged , frolicked and played through my entire stay. Zeeny advised that Kaiwi departed around 1300, and that RA36 remained at SC.

When I got back to Makai Pier at 1111 I found that Mojo had now been joined by Nani (RK60), left of 1BS on RI. She too would remain the rest of the day.

At 1225 I relocated to the Makapuu Overview, and found that Kolohe (RW22) was snoozin' on the water front rocks on RI. He had been completely invisible to me from Makai Pier.

Team Billand checked in at 0715 with the report of M&M (R020) at #1708, White Plains.

At 1005 they reported Kermit (R012) at Paradise Cove.

At 1132 their next call was about Ewa Girl (RS00) at Wind Sock. She has definitely lost her transmitter, however remnant epoxy remains.

Dera called at 1139 to advise that Right Spot (R016) had been reported at Right Spot's Spot, at Turtle Bay.

She also advised that RK36 had been reported back on Kauai.

At 1158 the Billands reported RIP (RR70) newly hauled out between #1708 and Tower#2, at White Plains.
Barbara called at 1317 to advise that her sister, Cassie called with the report of an animal at Sand Island. At 1328 Cassie confirmed the Makaiwi (R4DF) ID, by tag.

At 1410 the Billands reported Pohaku (RO28) at Lagoon #2 at KoOlina.

Team Billand is stuck in traffic after the volunteer meeting, so please check da' blog in the morning for their shots.

  Nani and Mojo
Kaiwi and RA36  
Playful little girl!
 very sweet !

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2-25-2013 Diga and Lesley cruz windward beaches

R5AY blending in with the tree trunks
 good to see her molt moving along.... i would say it's pretty safe to say she won't be having a baby this year.
 Ua'Maile RT10 -  looking very healthy... this is 5AYs 3 year old daughter
 RL54 - this is 5AY's youngest daughter no even a year old
 RI37 hanging loose.... and she's looking mighty wide
Diga hanging out with some tree roots!  Thank you Diga and thank you Lesley we appreciate your treking the miles and sharing the photos. !!

2-25-2013 DB's Dailies: Kolohe&Aukai@RI, Kaiwi&RA36@SC&SB, Pohaku@PC, Kermit@KR, RI37@Hauula,R5AY@Malaekahana, Makaiwi&M&M@WP, RL54&Ua Malie@TB

At 0716 I found Kolohe (RW22) , 40 ft left of 1BS, and Aukai (RL12) at Seal Rock Inlet. Aukai was one of the small animals I was concerned about with the report of the hooking at Spitting Cave the other day. I'm happy to report that I saw nothing to indicate she was anything but a happy , healthy young girl.

At 0735 Kimo Smith reported Kaiwi (RK96) doing 6 minute dives at Spitting Cave.

At 0923 Kimo would call again with the report of what would prove to be RA36), joining Kaiwi at SC. They would depart together at 1053. Photos from today also rule out RA36 as a possible SC hooking victim.

At 1303 posse members Martine & Lloyd called to advise that 2 small animals were hauling out to the east end of Sandy Beach, at Alice's. Zeeny happened to be there, and got photo confirmation of Kaiwi & RA36. When I arrived at 1318, Kaiwi had departed. RA36 remained. I cordoned him off, and he has remained the rest of the day. I picked up the rope at 1900. RA36 remains.
Team Billand would report Pohaku (RO28) at Paradise Cove at 0834. She would depart at 1550.
At 0900 the Billands reported Makaiwi 9R4DF) at #1706, White Plains.

At 1113 the Billands reported Kermit (R012) at Kermit's Reef. Sean would get an N4 bleach on him (L&R+girdle) in the afternoon. He would depart at 1506.

At 1359 Lesley called to advise that she and Diga were doing the upper east side & north shore check today . They reported RI37 in Hauula, and R5AY at Malaekahana.

At 1637 they reported Ua Malie (RT10) and RL54 at Turtle Bay.

At 1612 Team Billand reported M&M (R020) hauling out to #1708 , White Plains. Sean got a dorsal N23 bleach on her.

 Kaiwi an RA36
  TOO cute
 Kaiwi going down for the dive
 Pohaku @ Paradise Cove 
 Big Momma waiting to happen
 N4 Kermit
 Maka'iwi looking purdy as usual
 MM getting her N23