Saturday, October 19, 2013

10-19-2013 Lesley Reports in on Luana, Ka'ena, Kerby and RK36

RK36 aka "Kauai Kolohe"
 Luana at Mokuleia
 she looks like an otter
 Ka'ena at Ka'ena Point
 Kerby needing to shed this old coat
 Kerby and Ka'ena

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Lesley said...

The day started early heading out to the NS.
First stop was in Waialua to check on RB24 “Hauupu”, on my way I received photos sent by Tia and also by Trish – that has had the honor to have the seal on her beach path. Similar to what some of you may recall a couple of years ago ”Rocky” in Colleens garden @ .
The girl is hanging around and very ready to molt. She goes for a short swim or two during the day and hauls out back there.
Thank you Trish & bob for letting us use your house to access the beach, for taking so good care of the girl and sending in daily reports.
Big thank you also go out to Tia, that’s had been daily out there checking on the Waialua and Mokuleia seals, doing outreach with all the neighbors and a fun hiking pal !!
Second stop, joined by Tia, was in Mokuleia to check on RN58 “Luana” that was swimming in and out of coves towards KPt side from birth beach.
We hiked out to the point, spent a lot of time doing outreach and Q&A with visitors/hikers, while watching RR70 “Rip”, RK36 “Kauai Kolohe” and RO40 “Ka’ena” in the main pool. Ken was there and as usual very helpful doing outreach.
We met a big group with lots of very small kids, that hiked out wearing pink for Cancer Awareness month. We also met Mason his brother and parents. He’s a cub scout and the hike was part of his project for environmental consciousness he’s part of Pack 166 Den3
A little further we found RW08 “Kerby” totally undisturbed in a deep sleep
Those 4 boys are getting ready to molt.
Four hours later, on our way back from the hike, we found RN58 “Luana” in a deep- deep sleep on Mokuleia Beach, passed the rock wall barrier.
We stopped back in Waialua to check on “Hauupu”, before wrapping it up and splitting the group.
Aloha, L.