Friday, January 31, 2014
1-31-2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe,Buster&UU@RI, Makaiwi,M&M, RIP, Ker&WP, Haupu & Ewa Girl @ Wind Sock, & 5AY Honey Girl, PO1
At 0900 I found what would prove to be Kolohe (RW22) on the water front rocks at Seal Rock Inlet, Rabbit Island.
At 1018 I found Buster (RV08) just hauling out fronting 1BS.
On a pan at 1157 I found and U/U, probable juvenile sized animal, partially visible amongst the water front rocks of Seal Rock Inlet.
Unfortunately, the entire cast would be run off by a bad guy couple arriving on Rabbit Island at 1339. On the bright side they were busted upon their return to Kaupo Beach Park by a DOCARE Officer.
At 1027 the Billands reported Ewa Girl (RS00) & Haupu (RB24) at Wind Sock.
At 1043 they reported M&M’s arrival to Tower#1, WP.
At 1152 they reported RIP (RR70) to the fence line at WP.
At 1430 the Billands advised that posse member Bekki had reported the arrival of Kermit (R012) to #1708, White Plains
and here we go.... the arrival of idiots
Kolohe before being disturbed
Ewa Girl at Windsock
Haupu at windsock
Kermit one of the white plains gang
MM another member of WP gang
Maka'iwi - WP gang member
and Rip meets up with Maka'iwi
Mr. Rip looking handsome
Mom and Pup
kid using mom like a jungle gym
put your tail in the air if your happy
aloha all.... I am doing my best to label team billand's photos... but its' been a long day and I keep nodding off.... I will make any corrections if needed.
Maka'iwi MM and Rip
NOAA Team bleaching Team and debris removal
Gosh... that's a huge piece of rope
On my first look at Blowhole Lookout this morning at 0718 I noticed and animal just galumphing into the water in the small cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout. It proved to be Buster (RV08) . The ID was from his partial molt. He entered the water and made a right turn and headed west. Despite lots of lookin’ I did not see him again today.
At 0758 I found what would prove to be Kolohe (RW22) once again in the Morning Glory fronting 1BS on Rabbit Island. When I got back to Makai Pier he had moved down to cool off, and remained all day, moving up with the rising tide.
Thank you to Gayle and Melanie for all the hard miles.
At 0718 Team Billand reported Makaiwi (R4DF) at the fence line, White Plains. She would be gone at 1145.
At 0847 the Billands found Kermit (R012) at the #1813 pavilion, Nimitz Cottages. A NOAA crew responded to get a Critter Cam on him, but it did not work out. They did however get a new N4 bleach on him.
At 1030 the Billands reported Ewa Girl (RS00) at Wind Sock. She got a new N2 bleach
At 1109 Dana called with the report of RI37 at Waialua.
At 1126 the Billands reported the arrival of RIP (RR70) & M&M (R020) to the WP fence line. They would be gone , along with Makaiwi on their 1145 check. RIP would haul out to Tower#2 at 1339, and got a new N1 bleach. M&M would haul out to Tower#2 at 1440 and she got a new N23 bleach.
At 1140 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at Maili Beach Park. The Billand would confirm the R912 ID.
At 1200 the Billands reported U’ilani at the Reef Runway. She got a new N37 bleach today.
I’m not quite clear on who the bleach crew was. I heard Mark and Sarah’s names. If there were others, Thank you ..................very much !!
At 1537 Dana called with the report of Luana (RN58) at the end of the road, Mokuleia.
At 1644 Team Billand reported Pohaku (RO28) at Guard Rails Beach.
Check the blog in the morning for the Billand’s day.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
1-29-2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe&Buster@RI, Makaiwi,M&M,RIP@WP, RI37@Mokuleia,Benny&Kermit@PC, Kaiwi@Off Kaimana, R018@Kauai
At 0905 I found Kolohe (RW22) right where he has been the past 3 days, snoozin’ in the Morning Glory fronting IBS on Rabbit Island.
At 1024 my #3 son , Buster (RV08) hauled out to 1BS, and remained just below the Morning Glory all day. He and Kolohe were aware of one another but there was no observed interaction . He molt is 60%.
At 0633 Team Billand reported Makaiwi (R4DF) fronting Tower#1, White Plains. At some unknown time she would depart.
At 1022 Dana called with a report of RI37 in Mokuleia.
At 1433 the Billands advised that new volunteers, Bekki & David had reported the arrival ofd Makaiwi (R4DF) & M&M (R020) to the fence line at White Plains. They cordoned them off. They also cordoned off RIP (RR70) upon his arrival to the Snack Shack at 1300.
At 1608 the Billands found Benny (RE74) & Kermit (R012) at Paradise Cove.
The highlight of the day for me came at 1622 with a call from Tracy, advising that they had gotten a call from a fisherman reporting "RK96" off shore of Kaimana Beach, in Waikiki. That would be our little two year old female, Kaiwi. This is the first report of her west of Maunalua Bay !!
Old timers may have been wondering whatever happened to R018 ??? Well, thanks to Val Bloy I can tell you that he is happy and well, and rotting nicely on Kauai.
Buster and Kolohe
R018 on Kauai.... Thanks Val great shots
looks like he hauled out on someone's lawn.
MM at white plains
MM and Maka'iwi
how sweet is she?
Mr. Rip resting at white plains
Kermit and Benny putting on a show at paradise cove
okay entertainment is over... time to rest
Benny getting up close and personal with a canoe
the folks at paradise cove must have enjoyed this
Kermit hanging out