from Diane aka Diga
It's GIRL !
We nicknamed her "Meli": honey in Hawaiian.
The nickname was chosen by a group from a list of suggestions, we avoided ones starting with "K & L" or to long and similar to existing names, short and Hawaiian.
Don Porter & I joined Diane and we started re-fencing the site.
While the three of us were putting the fences up several hikers came by. We had a hard time convincing people not to get to close to the seals. Even after having been talked to they still tried to get a little closer. We then went to work on the seals side. We had to ask visitors to please move off the beach cause the pup was moving around and R5AY was stressing and vocalizing. We stopped for a while to let them settle back down, even though we were behind Naupakas, trees and out of sight.
Diane had told me RK82 "La'akea" was on the main beach, so when I arrived before heading to the pup site I checked on her. There was a "stick" SPZ and she was outside of it. A photo shoot was about to start behind her, in the woods (Blue trail) so I asked the maintenance guys to call security on the radio and ask them for signs. In the afternoon, re-check many signs were on the beach. Thank You to the hotel staff for once again stepping in to help us.
Big MAHALOs to Diane and Don, as usual it was great to work with you, we formed a great fencing team.