Thursday, May 1, 2014

4-30-2014 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Pup, U/F , U/U @ RI, Kermit@CIP, Benny@Makaha, Buster&Nihoa@GR

Today was one of those landmark moments in this year’s Sadie pupping event. To date all activity has been at the far left end of Rabbit Island. Today for the first time I arrived to find Mom&Pup doing at feed at 2BS ! After some snoozin’ they would enter the water for a swim session and at 1205 hauled out once more to 2BS. The kid has reached the "michelon tire boy" phase. Rolly Polly and Phat ! The belly has lightened up considerably, but still not enough to make a call from 8/10ths of a mile away. We’re gettin’ there.

At 0938 I became aware of an U/F at the left end flats, as has been the case of late. Still no ID.
At 1048 I found an adult sized U/U with 2 red tags, on the water front rocks of Rocky Right Beach. I did manage to see 2 red tags at some point, but could never confirm a sex or ID.
The Billands called at 0755 to advise that they’d gotten word of an U/U at Paradise Cove. No further word.
At 1035 Barbara’s sister called her to advise that she’d found Kermit (R012) and an U/F at the canal, Campbell Industrial Park. At 1558 they found and confirmed Kermit.
At 1104 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at Makaha. Debbie responded and made the Benny (RE74) ID, at 1211. The Billands confirmed at 1352.

At 1447 Team Billand found Nihoa (R912) and another animal at Guard Rails, Maili. They would confirm the other animal as Buster (RV08) at 1522.

Sadie and pup
Benny at Makaha
Kermit at Campbells
Buster and Nihoa at Guard Rail
 Buster wishing he had some jelly
 R912 Nihoa
 perfect picture for how much crap is in our ocean

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