Sunday, October 13, 2013
10-13-13 DB' Dailies:
The first order of business was to check Sandy Beach at 0530. Buster was gone. I picked up the signs and continued the adventure.
At 0600 I found a 50% molted Irma (R010) waiting for me at Makapuu Beach.
On my 1030 Rabbit Island check I found Duke (RA12)& Aukai (RL12) together at Right Middle Cliff, on RI. I also found Kolohe (RW22) at Rocky Right Beach.
The Kea Quest had gone on all day as usual. At 1244 I found Kea (RN46) doing 5 minute dives at Blowhole. I saw 3 ups and then lost him.
At 1449 Cianna called with a report of "N46" hauling out the cove at SB. When I arrived at 1454 I found Kea at the east end of the cove and cordoned him off. Kea was still there at dark.
Team Billand called at 0733 with the report of Kermit (R012) fronting #1708, White Plains. They would call again at 1100 to advise that Kermit decided to relocate to #1706.
Cianna called at 0936 with a report of "N6" (Right Spot , R016 a Moku Nui. Posse member Ilana called at 1000 with the same info.
At 1653 Team Billand reported Kerby (RW08) at Maili Point.
Tracy and I had a interesting phone conversation this afternoon. Think back to the 10-11 blog, wherein I stated that I’d found RI20) at Crappy Cove. As it turns out that was in error. Tracy advised that it could not be RI19 since the animal was dead. She had managed to find an identical tag shot and confirmed that it was in fact RI26, a female from the Big Island. That alone was an interesting factoid, but the story got even more interesting. Lo & Behold she is the Mom of RN02 , the little nipper that has been in the news of late, on the Big Island. Tracy also advised that her pup has been relocated. I love these little tidbits.... in our little seal world.
Just as a side note.... a friend of mine was surfing this morning near Irma's said he saw a seal get chased off the beach by a dog... and the seal swam past him... gave him a couple of looks circled around and then was gone. No information other than he said it was really big.
Irma almost ready to show off her new coat
Beautiful shot of Rabbit Island oh and Irma too.
Kea at Blow hole... wonder if he'll find his big sister soon
Kea at Crappy cove
Kermit at White Plains
back to splishing and a splashing
Kerby at Maili