Friday, June 21, 2013
6-21-2013 DB's Dailies:Kolohe@SC, Buster@Eternity Beach
At 0731 Gayle called to report , what would prove to be Kolohe (RW22) at Spitting Cave. He settled into 7 min. dives. This is his second consecutive day there. Kimo saw him yesterday.
Speaking of Kimo... he called at 1236 while out on his real job on the Aloha Termite crew, to advised that he had spotted an animal down on the beach at Eternity Beach (From Here to Enternity Beach from the famous kissing in the shore break scene in the 40's movie..... or for you Whippersnappers a Johnny Depp Pirates movie). It's the cove on the town side of the Blowhole Lookout. This is only the second haul out in history, to this spot (Kaiwi hauled out there once, just a few weeks into weanerhood). When I got down there at 1247 I confirmed the Buster ID, and put up signs, and did lots of intercontinental outreach.Gayle & Kimo also spent time in the cove. Per Kimo, Buster departed at 1830.
Dera sent photos of T21M, seen today near Kahana Bay. ID was by tag.
She also provided shots of R5AY, taken today at Pounders, Laie. ID was by tag.
I need alittle help from all you Facebook posse people out there. I became aware today that there was a story in the right hand column of the blog, about Hawaii News Now, the Monk Seal Foundation, and the 4 Seasons Lanai resort, doing a name the seal contest. I can't seem to contact any of those entities on any thing other than Facebook, and not being one of you, I'm stuck. RT24 doesn't need a name. He already has a name, and its MAKANA (Gift). I called him that because he was my Christmas present. We met on 12-27-10, and he got his N27 bleach. A few days later Sean & Mark gave him his RT24/25 tags. All of this was at Kaupo Beach Park. I last saw him in February 2011 at ADs . He was said to have headed off to the islands to the south. Hopefully some or all of you can contact everybody involved to pass on the little tidbit of info. ~ I sent an email out to the monk seal foundation... will keep you posted if i hear anything back.
Late breaking news came in a call from Dera, at 1930, reporting Irma (R010) newly hauled out at Queens in Waikiki. Colleen be on the look out.... she's calling out to ya.
Buster on a movie set... for us old farts "from here to eternity" for you young'ens "Pirates of ???"
looks like part of the scenery
Meet Makana RT24 on Oahu 2010... named by DB on record here on the blog...
Kolohe at spitting cave on thursday
T21... lol looks like he's in someone's back yard...
remember the time Rocky hauled up in Colleen's back yard?
R5AY - beautiful shot....
oh she's looking good!