Wednesday, June 12, 2013
6-12-2013 DB's Dailies: Kainoa&RIP@RI, Kaiwi@RI, R018,M&M@WP
At 0700 I found Kaiwi (RK96) doing 7 minute dives at Spitting Cave. She was gone when Gayle did her afternoon check.
At 0923 I found what would prove to be RIP (RR70) on the far left end of the beach, on Rabbit Island. His dorsal transmitter scar was clearly visible but the shots left much to be desired. He would remain all day. RIP had last been seen by the Billands at KCG on 6-10-13. His last visit home to RI was on 4-1-13.
At 13289 Kainoa (RN04) finally hauled out to Left Greenery, on RI. He too stayed the rest of the day.
Team Billand called at 0605 to advise that R018 had overnighted, fronting #1708, White Plains.
They would call again at 1030 to report that volunteer Jean had called them to advise that M&M (R020) had hauled out to join R018. R018 would depart at 1643, and M&M followed at 1656.
Happy 1st Birthday to Aukai !!!
Rip on Rabbit Island first time since April
Happy 1st Birthday Aukai!
R018 at white plains
MM and R018
This poor girl has been fighting these dudes off for weeks
Welll maybe it's not all fighting
then again.... seal romance!