Monday, June 2, 2014

6/1/2014 DB's Dailies:Temp401,Pua,M38&Nani@RI, Kaiwi@TBL, Kea&Duke@BH, Buster@WP, Haupu@Maili, RI37@NS

Yet another race made getting around in the SE Quadrant a problem this morning. Both Lanai Lookout & Blowhole Lookout as well as half of Sandy Beach parking was taken over by the race, and the Makai lane of the road taken over.

 I did what I could and spent most of the day at Makai Pier. Thank you to Missus Whisper & Melanie for their invaluable assistance. This would have been an U/U fest without them. Ya’ Done Good !!

 At 0733 I found Temp401, in the company of an U/M, with red tags, on the left end rock flats of Rabbit Island. Temp401 was last seen at Ka’ena Point, on 5-27-14. Wound or not wound this girl gets around ! I was not able to get an ID on her accompanying male, but I can’t help but wonder if she brought somebody from KP with her ???

 At 0810 Pua (RF34) hauled out fronting Left Greenery on Rabbit Island.

 At 0816 Marilyn called with the report of an U/U doing 7 minute dives at Spitting Cave. Melanie would also see the animal in the afternoon. 2 red tags were seen as well as an old transmitter patch on the shoulder hump. This was definitely not the U/U that Gayle and I saw the last two days at SC.

 At 1054 Marilyn called with the report of Kea (RN46) and another animal in the cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout.

At 1230 we would confirm the Duke (RA12) ID on the other animal. I believe Duke to be the U/U swimmer at SC the last couple of days. They have remained the rest of the day. Gayle advised that Duke departed at 1812. Kea remains.

 Marilyn and I were ready to proceed to Hanauma Bay for the daily Toilet Bowl check, but as we readied to leave a 3 car crash, fronting the lookout, closed the west bound lanes. So much for dat !

I called Jack (at the Bay), and he and camera caddy Robert Murphy, did the TBL check, confirming Kaiwi (RK96) cruisin’ there. Thanks guys.... Ya’ Done Good !!!

 Team Billand checked in at 1220 with the report of Buster (RV08) at the Snack Shack, White Plains. It sounded like yet another day typical Zoo day at White Plains. Thankfully, Buster departed at 1529.

 At 1633 the Billands found Haupu (RB24) at Nanakai Beach, Maili.

 At 1708 Team Billand reported Benny (RE74) at Maili Point.

 Dana sent photos recieved from the Hotline, said to be RI37 somewhere on he North Shore. She advised there was a tag shot, but it was not in the email I received.

 Temp 401 back on Rabbit Island - so happy she decided to stick around. Just want to make sure she's okay.
 u/u at spitting cave
 Kaiwi at toilet bowl
 Duke and Kea 
 hahaa Duke using Kea as a pillow!
 GIANT HONU on the loose!  oh and there's buster
 summer fun begins.... oy it's going to be a long season at white plains
 Buster doesn't seem to care one bit 
 Haupu at Maili
Benny at Maili

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