Sunday, May 18, 2014

5/17/2014 DB's Dailies: Kainoa,Aukai,Pua&Temp401@RI, Kaiwi@CW, Haupu@Maili BP, Benny@Maili Pt, R5AY@Kualoa, U/U @Mokes

On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0654 I found what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04) fronting Right Greenery on RI. He would be run off at 1355.

 At 0820 I would find Aukai (RL12), 30 ft left of 3BS. She would remain until the tide got to her at 1432.

 Gayle called at 1131 with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at China Walls. She had not been there on Marilyn’s earlier check. Allow me to take this opportunity to thank Marilyn and Gayle for their Zone#12 treks (seal count day).

 At 1351 Marilyn & I were at the pier to observe to female morons land at RI and proceed to explore, running off Kainoa at 1355, and then passing Aukai twice without incident. DOCARE met them upon their return to Kaupo Beach Park, but alas they only got a warning since they were outta’ town Texas visitors. I’m more a capital punishment for the 1st offense kinda’ guy so naturally I was bummed.

 At 1300 Marilyn first spied Pua (RF34) foraging off shore of the left end of the island. She and Kainoa would haul out together to the left end flats at 1414. They were back in the water with the rising tide at 1430.

 Though Pua had met M38 just yesterday, with no interaction, this was the first observed interaction between Pua and anybody else. Its really neat because in the first place, Kainoa is her older brother (Sadie’s last year pup), and a fellow youngster who was not a threat, and can help her immensely in learning the survival ropes. It was a warm , fuzzy moment. They both returned to the water with the rising tide.

 At 1343 on a pan we found Temp401 newly arrived to Rocky Right Beach, on RI . She was still there when we departed.

 At 0916 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at the Green Lanterns end of Maili Beach Park. Debbie responded and the Billands confirmed the Haupu (RB24) ID at 1000.

 At 1309 Team Billand reported Benny (RE74) at Maili Point.

 At 1743 The Donna called with a report of somebody on the Mokes today. Awaiting photos.

 Diane Gabriel found R5AY today at Kualoa Point. Thanks Diga !!

 Last but not least a Happy 1st Birthday to U’ilani, and a belated (ooops) 6th to Kolohe !!!

Wonder what gave these Texas ladies the idea to kayak out there
Happy 1st Birthday U'ilani and Happy 6th Belated Birthday Kolohe 
 Honey Girl 5AY filling in... wonder if she'll give birth this year or take a rest
 Benny at Maili
 awww Benny looks like one of the youngsters
 exercising his upper body
 okay that's enough
 little fishes swimming around Benny's head ... maybe their feeling off the algae on him
 Thanks Debbie! Watching over Haupu

1 comment:

barbara said...

SOME TIMES: We go through life without saying things that need to be said to a person.

MY FRIEND DEBBIE OF MAKAHA: I want to thank you from my heart and soul, for always being there when I call you for a seal haul out.

The west side is a place the seals love going..but there are so many folks, also out on the beaches. When a seal comes up on shore..Some one needs to educate them, keep kids out of the way of a monk seal. Keep the loose dogs on a leash. Some times a person has to face some large guys, who want to get up and personal with a seal.

Enters, My Friend Debbie..She is a warrior, yet kind, firm and willing to defend the seals stay on shore. She spends HOURS out there, just her..and her umbrella. I always try to get her relief, but, it aint easy..some times if we arent busy, we'll go sit with her in that blazing sun.

Debbie..YOU ARE SO APPRECIATED!! I love you and care about you and I also worry for you. Thanks for all your hard, hot work on the west side.

It was Debbie and I who took care of R018 on Mothers Day in Makaha. All was good for a while, until the locals and others came by to wake up R018,try to get it to leave. Deb and I stood up for R018 best we could..and in the end, it got so bad, we said, LETS LEAVE..ITS MOTHERS DAY..6pm..Lets just go. Little did we know, it would be one of the last times R018 would be hauling out on shore again.

SO MY FRIEND DEBBIE..THANKS for being out there for the seals. You do an AWESOME JOB of protecting our Critically Endangered Mammals.

God Bless...hugs, B