Tuesday, October 15, 2013
10-15-2013 DB's Dailies: Irma@MB, Kea@BH, Kolohe,T21M&UU@RI, Kermit,M&M@WP, Rocky@NIM, Luana@Mokuleia, KC@Kauai
At 0600 I found an 80% molted Irma (R010) at Makapuu Beach. I redid the cordon. She would depart at 1118, but return to the far right end of the beach at 1503.
At 0640 I found Buster (RV08) doing 8 minute dives. I saw 2 ups and then he disappeared. I did not see him again today.
On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0755, I could barely see an U/U with an older coat and visible algae below the eyes. Based on the look and the location I believe that it was probably either Aukai or Kaiwi, but since the animal was gone when I returned ??????????? Maybe tomorrow.
At 1118 posse member Diane Tekai called with the report of Kea (RN46) doing dives off Blowhole Lookout. She reported Kea’s apparent departure to the east at 1151. I waited for him (and listened to the Red Sox........go Sox !!) At Crappy Cove. He never showed. I did recheck of Blowhole at 1525 and Kea was still there doing 5 minute dives.
On my 1144 RI check I found Kolohe (RW22) at Seal Rock Inlet.
At 1209 a new arrival hauled out to join him. The interaction was mellow, and both entered the water at 1211. On multiple occasions in that short period I’m reasonably sure that I saw T21M’s prominent natural bleach over the right eye. He may well have a new coat on.
Team Billand called at 0655 with the report of Kermit (R012) & M&M (R020) together fronting #1706, White Plains.
At 1550 they reported Rocky (RH58) once again at Nimitz Cove.
At 1424 Diane Gabriel called to advise that she was Luana (RN58), and that Luana was leading her beyond the KP parking lot.
Dana forwarded shots of yesterday’s Crozier Dr, Waialua animal , from Trish Coder. They confirm the Haupu (RB24) ID.
Email from Val Bloy on Kauai brought the wonderful news that she met a molting KC (RK28) today on Kauai. KC was last reported at Kualoa on 7-6-13. Thanks Val, Ya’ Done Good !!!
Irma almost done with her molt
Kea swimming by at blow hole
Kolohe and T21M
KC on Kauai molting... Thank you Val!
she's really hunkered down in the sand
Kea at Blow hole
Yesterdays' pics of Haupu
Kermit stealing kids toys ... he was inspired by yesterdays sand sculpture
that's no seal ... that an old man
Kermit and MM
Rocky at Nimitz
That's a healthy butt shot!