Monday, March 31, 2014

3-31-2014 Lesley's Turtle Bay Update

Diane & I headed out early to do our Monday monitoring of Windward side and TBR including shifts with the pup . 
We were driving past Hau'ula when by the corner of our eyes we saw R5AY "Honey Girl" upon the beach sleeping. It looked like she overnighted we reported her to the Hotline and to V/C Dana. 

At TBR Diane headed out to the pup site combing the beaches along the way looking for RF20 "Meli" that had been reported in a cove on the reefs of the Main Beach.
While I went to participate of a 2 hour meeting with the NSOEC for the 2014 NSOF (North Shore Education Coalition & North Shore Ocean Fest)

I met up with Diane @ Elbow Beach were she was finally taking a break from hiking up and down the beaches searching for RF20 "Meli". The little one had hauled out  and was now sleeping peacefully along side her sister RL54 "Kaikaina".

I then hiked out to 2nd Beach / Marconi Rd and found seal free beaches so I hiked back to Elbow Beach

After a long nap the seals rolled down for a water play session for proximally and hour or more. They hauled out together and we were sure that little "Meli " was sleeping with an eye open, cause every move her sister did she was right up beside her.

Don Porter arrived for the last shift and we left.

It was a great opportunity to see the sisters play together. We were also very curious to find the big U/U seal reported yesterday, but were not lucky so the U/U still remains a total U/U  Aloha,  Lesley

Honey Girl 5AY
Meli and Kaikaina on the move

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