Monday, December 30, 2013

12-30-2013 DB's Dailies: Aukai@RI, Kea@SC, Makaiwi,M&M,Buster,Kermit&Haupu@WP

Despite lots of miles and lots of lookin’ it would be 1011 before I found my first critter. It was Aukai (RL12), 60 ft right of 3BS on Rabbit Island.
At 1022 posse member Susan called with the report of "N46" at Spitting Cave. When I arrived at 1043 I confirmed the Kea ID. Unfortunately, I saw only 2 ups before he was run off by a dive tour group.

Tracy called at 1115 with the answer to yesterday’s U/U animal at Blowhole. It was Benny’s Girl, BG (R303). Her visits to the SE quadrant are rare. I saw her at Spitting Cave on 4-3-11, and on 2-13-09 she hauled out at Crappy Cove. She was seen once on Molokai on 11-30-07 so she could well be here going to or returning from an inter-island trip, but ??????? Her last sighting was on 12-11-13 at White Plains.
Team Billand called at 0700 to advise that Buster (RV08), M&M (R020), Makaiwi (R4DF) & Kermit (R012) were at #1708, White Plains. Witnesses said Benny (RE74) had been there but departed 15 minutes before their arrival. The Billands reported Buster’s departure at 1233, and Makaiwi’s departure at 1419, however Makaiwi returned at 1436, hauling out to #1707A.
At 1255 the Billands advised that Eileen had reported T21M at the Reef Runway.
At 1741 Team Billand reported the arrival of Haupu (RB24) to join Kermit at 1708, WP.

Donna forwarded shots from Sullivan Haskins, taken Friday on the Mokes of a female animal. ID is inconclusive.
DB *** I added the other two shots that didn't get sent to you last night.... I don't think it's going to make a difference... :-(

 unidentified female on the Mokes from last Friday 
 wish there was something we had to tell us who this is :-(
 no doubt this is kermit and haupu at white plains
 doing a little seal play dance
 now they just resting...
  Haupu.... pretty shot
 Kermit almost finished...  
 MM and Buster
 ain't they sweet?  
 and here we have the beautiful Maka'iwi

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