Monday, November 18, 2013

11-18-2013 DB's Dailies: RM38,Kaiwi&Aukai@RI, Kea@AD, Rocky@KK, . Kolohe&Kermit@Maili Pt, Pohaku@Tracks, Ewa Girl@WSK, Buster,M&@KCG, Benny@KoOlina, Noa@Molokai

On my first Rabbit Island look, at 0700 I found RM38 snoozin’ in the Morning Glory, 30 ft left of 1BS. Down the beach at Right Middle Cliff I found Aukai (RL12). I didn’t know it until my 2nd R look, at 0915 that I realized that Kaiwi (RK96) had been there all along, partially hidden behind the water front rocks, directly below Aukai at Right Middle Cliff. Kaiwi would later galumph up and over to 3BS, where she snoozed away the rest of the day.
At 1055 on the 3rd AD check I found Kea (RN46) snoozin’ on the water front rocks, 175 ft east of the AD wall. I cordoned him off, and he remains.
At 1322 I got a call from posse member Linda and her visiting brother Ken, from the Kokee Flats with the report of an U/U at Irma’s Grotto. When I arrived at 1339 found Rocky (RH58). Though there was never an ID on the Magic Island animal yesterday, Rocky was certainly at the top of the list. Today’s arrival at Kokee Flats pretty much makes the MI call a no brainer. Linda advised that Rocky remained at dark.
Team Billand checked in at 0828 with the report of Kolohe (RW22) at Maili Point .
At 0850 they found Pohaku (RO28) at Tracks.
Ewa Girl (RS00) was their next find, at Wind Sock.
From well down the beach the Billands could see 2 animals at Kalaeloa Campgrounds at 1039. When the got there they found an overnighted Buster (RV08) & M&M (R020) together .
Also at 1039 the Billands said they got a call about an U/U at Lagoon #4, KoOlina. They confirmed the Benny (RE74) ID at 1151.
At 1259 Team Billand found Kermit (R012) at Maili Pt.

A late afternoon email from Diane Pike brought a shot of ex-KP guy Noa (R6FI), 100% molted on Molokai.

Noa 6FI seen on Molokai
Benny at Ko'Olina
 Buster and MM
 Ewa Girl with 3 tags :-)
 beautiful shot


barbara said...

Thanks to DIANE T. For taking many hours with Ewa GIRL.

We had seven seals to look after and Diane was so kind to help us out.

And I want to say just one thing about Ewa Girl.

She likes it out at Windsock, but, there are fishermen out there, dogs that roam, folks who pick shells and dont think nothing of walking in with Ewa Girl.

We kept checking on her and on one last visit, there were these 10 ladies IN THE ZONE, taking photos with their babies, like it was their private seal to enjoy.

We got there, signs are posted, but the ropes taken away, we were leaving for the night. To find all those people in the zone with our Federally protected, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SEAL...A feeling of deep anger, a feeling of despair, a feeling of, JUST COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT WITH MAN.


Ya know, we can say things to all humans, hoping they listen...but they dont.

Yesterday...Benny was visited by folks from Mexico, the family STANDING RIGHT IN THE ZONE a few feet from BENNY at Lagoon 4. WHY???

I dont know how else to inform folks. We stand out there for hours at a time, educating every soon as we walk away...THE HUMANS TAKE OVER to have their SPECIAL time with our poor monk seals.

I wish there was some way, we could nail these people WITH A HEFTY FINE. To get them to respect our seals, and our signs that coral our beloved dying species. We need to INFORCE THE LAWS THAT PROTECT THESE HAWAIIAN MONK SEALS.

I dont really know what else to say or do...seems our work is so UNWORTHY...We are trying so hard to PROTECT our seals...It aint really it.

Well, here comes another day of talk and educating folks...think things will be better today..NAH..same ole same ole. Too bad.

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