Saturday, May 31, 2014

5-30-2014 DB's Dailies: Pua,M38&Kainoa@RI, U/U@SC, Buster@WP, Haupu@KoOlina, RK22,PK1,Pohaku&PK2@ Kauai

Despite being on the road a 0600 , it would be 0805 before the first critter entered my life. Gayle called at 0805 to report an U/U at Spitting Cave. When I arrived at 0830 I joined Gayle watching what continued to be an U/U doing 8-10 minute dives at SC. It appeared to be an medium sized animal with 2 red tags, and no visible markers. Though I got a decent tag shot, there proved to be nothing visible on the tag. The animal had some algae build up below the eyes, and also around the fore flippers, and at the ankles and hind flippers. It remained an U/U. I went back for an afternoon check at 1258, but the animal was gone. Maybe tomorrow ??????

 On my 2nd look at Rabbit Island at 1018 I found what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04)& M38 40 feet right of 3BS.

 At 1028 I found a newly hauled out Pua (RF34) fronting 1BS on RI.

 At 0749 Team Billand advised that Buster (RV08) was at White Plains , lolling at the water line fronting the Snack Shack. An uncaring surfer walked right to him despite the Billand’s pleas, and ran him off.

Buster would haul out further down the beach fronting #1707, at 0800.

 At 1130 the Billands advised that they’d gotten a call about an U/U at Lagoon#2 at KoOlina.

At 1022 they confirmed the Haupu (RB24) ID. They would depart her departure at 1410.

 Much Mahalos to Gary Lange on Kauai for his shots of Mom RK22 & Pup PKI, and Pohaku (RO28)& Pup PK2 at a secret spot . Val advised last night that RK30 has now pupped at the same location.

 Holy pup party.... How amazing is this.... Would love to get more info on how their interactions went... playful? aggressive? a little of both?  Mom's going back and forth and kids having a ball?
 u/u at spitting cave 
 Buster at white plains
 selfish surfer ... karma going to get you.... watch yourself
 you tell him Buster ... I stutter
 Haupu at KoOlina


Lesley said...

The family that showed up yesterday while I was reporting the Koolina seal to you, is a family that has been stationed here for 4 yrs and is being transferred to the Mainland. They are taking their time, going thru a list of places to visit before leaving.
Last week they went to the West side and had a wonderful time. They spoke very highly of the volunteers taking care of the big seal that hauled out on the beach after playing with a big orange float. The kids were in the water when the seal arrived and all were asked to move out very nicely. They are leaving with HMS stamped on their hearts ;)
Great job you and the volunteers are doing on the west side
Aloha, Lesley

madhatter said...

Wow that is really cool two moms and pups together!
Love it