Saturday, March 8, 2014
3-7-2014 DB's Dailies: Aukai&U/U@RI, Kaiwi@TBL, R018@WP, Buster&Haupu@WP&WSK,
On my 2nd look at Rabbit Island, at 1018 I found what would prove to be Aukai (RL12) hauling out to 3BS on RI.
On a pan at 1024 I became aware of a barely visible U/U behind the water front rocks at Rocky Right Beach on RI. I was never able to glean any info on this critter.
Unfortunately, a male & female off an anchored boat decided to move on to the beach, at 1119, east of 3BS after their snorkel session. They explored the island moving toward the Waimanalo end of the island passing Aukai at 1121. She was very much aware of them , but did not depart. They did not interact with her at all. After exploration they rested fronting 2BS, and at 1158 returned to their boat. DOCARE was called of course, and an officer responded. He attempted to meet them at the Kailua Boat Ramp, but was unsuccessful. He will follow up through the "HA" number on the boat.
At 1321 I found Kaiwi (RK96) snoozin’ at Toilet Bowl, Hanauma Bay.
Team Billand called at 0720 with the report of R018 fronting #1708, White Plains. Thanks Diane T for the help & the shots.
At 0802 Buster (RV08) hauled out to join R018 at WP.
At 0833 the boys got a surprise when Haupu (RB24) hauled out to join them. All 3 would enter the water together. At 0921 the Billands reported that R018 had hauled out again fronting #1707.He would depart at 1450.
At 0921 the Billands advised that Buster & Haupu hauled out together at Wind Sock. Thanks again Diane T for the shots. Per Diane they departed at 1725.
Diane Pike sent shots of a couple of critters familiar to us here on Oahu. She found Noa (R6FI) of Ka’ena Point and RA20 the female that hung out with Kea at Eternity Beach a while back on her Molokai trek today.
This makes me really mad.... these people should know better... absolutely NO reason for them to be out there!!
UU on Rabbit Island
RA20 looking pretty in a new coat
Buster and R018
are you looking at my butt?
Buster and Haupu
Haupu Buster and R018 getting along peacefully
well that didn't last long! seal party!
Haupu and Buster