Thursday, August 29, 2013

8-29-2013 DB's Dailies:Kea@AD, Benny&Right Spot@SB&BH, Ewa Girl@RI, Kaiwi@BF, M&M@KCG, RIP&Haupu@RR, Buster@DH

At 0545 I found Kea (RN46) just hauling out the rock flats, 100yds east of the AD Wall. He moved into his favorite tide pool channel. According to the log Kea remained in the pool until hauling out at 1208 to the rocks fronting the pool and from that point until end of day was in snooze mode. Its beginning to appear that the boy is doing night time feeds and snoozin’ all day, just like the older animals .
 
At 0646 posse member Teri called to advise that 2 animals were at Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 0649 I found Right Spot (R016)&Benny (RE74) together at the "Middle Peaks" break , right in the big middle of the Sandy Beach show. I cordoned them off, and at 0911 lifeguard posse member Donovan called to advise that both animals had departed. I got a call from Tati at 1146 with a report of an animal foraging off shore of the Blowhole Lookout. When I arrived at 1200 I found that it was Benny & Right Spot doing 10 minute dives.
 
At 0724 I found Ewa Girl (RS00) at Left Middle Cliff, on Rabbit Island. She was still the only RI resident on my afternoon recheck.
 
At 0940 Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Buster Flats.
 
Team Billand reported M&M (R020) at Kalaeloa Campgrounds.
 
At 1051 the Billands reported RIP (RR70)&Haupu (RB24) at the Reef Runway . The NOAA folks responded and relieved RIP of his Critter Cam.
 

Colleen had called at 1414 advising that a friend had reported an animal at Diamond Head. Initially, it was believed to be Rocky, however shots from Dera and a later check by Colleen, confirmed the Buster (RV08) ID. DB must be really really tired to not comment on the photo of buster and his friend in blue sunbathing at Diamond Head.... thing is the photo is pretty cool with the blue cone matching other blue accessories :-) 

 all i can say is .... things that make you go hmmmmm? 
 oh sorry this is buster the seal on a beach at Diamond head
 Not so little Kea 
 Well I have to admit Irma produces some good looking kids
 Benny and Right Spot at Sandy's.... nice pic!
I think Diane is right... Buster BENNY must be looking for the father of the year award 2014.... He must have been with all the females.... KERMIT you're abandoning the chicks on Oahu 
  and here they are at spitting caves
 Kaiwi at Buster's Flats
 MM
 MM the magnificent madame :-)
Haupu at Reef Runway
 Rip with his "seal go pro"
 NOAA/NMFS team permit #932-1950 crowding RIP to remove the camera
 The crew!!! good job!
 R912 and pup... LOL looks like its holding a stick
 Belly shot!!! hmmmm Lesley called it... a little girl?  looks good to me

2 comments:

vikki sk said...

Ahhh! It's a girl! that is awesome. Do we have a name yet? I miss everyone and all the seals!

Donna said...

Oh Vikki I think everyone is missing you too!!! I don't think I know.