Friday, March 28, 2014
Sad News from Kauai
It's never ever easy to lose one of our beloved seals... this one is tough being such a young animal. We'll never know what cause of death was... but at least it appears to be from natural causes. Here is the message from the Kauai Hui
We have some unfortunate news to share with all of you. Last weekend we found the carcass of RL17, a juvenile female that was born at Larsens Beach in 2012 to RH58. We sighted her two weeks ago in healthy body condition. Unfortunately we were unable to conduct a thorough necropsy due to the condition of the carcass, however it appears that the cause of death was natural.
On a positive note, over the past couple of weeks we've had several new seals hauling out on our beaches, 2 juvenile females, 1 unknown juvenile, and 1 yearling male that we were able to tag as R4DD. He has been predictably hauling-out on the east side this week. Here's a great photo of him taken by Mary Frances Miyashiro.