Tuesday, November 5, 2013
11-5-2013 DB's Dailies: Irma@MB, Kaiwi,Kainoa&Aukai@RI, Kermit@WP
At 0621 I found Irma (R010) waiting for me at Makapuu Beach, right where I’d left her last night. I cordoned her off. She would depart of her own volition at 1130.
Team Littnan once again tried a Critter Cam mission to Rabbit Island. Though an 85% molted Kaiwi and Aukai (RL12) and Kainoa (RN04) were all in residence, the boyz they were looking for (Kolohe & Duke) were nowhere to be found. When they attempted the mission a couple of days ago, the boys hauled out an hour after the departed. That was not the case today. The boys never showed. They will try again tomorrow.
Despite many a mile and many an hour on the Kea Quest the boy was a no show today.
Team Billand called from downtown Vegas at 0851, with a report from a posse member about an animal at White Plains. Vera Cober was out and about in the SW quadrant lookin’ for critters so I notified her immediately. She confirmed Kermit (R012) at White Plains, and cordoned him off.
Aukai on Rabbit Island
photo courtesy Mark Sullivan NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC
Kaiwi and Kainoa
Kaiwi almost finished with her molt.... glad she stayed at Rabbit Island
Team Littnan NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC
Irma staying close to DB on Makapuu Beach
Kermit at White Plains