Thursday, June 19, 2014

6/18/2014 DB's Dailies: Buster@BH&SB, Duke@SC&LL, Aukai@LL, Kainoa,Kolohe&Nani@RI, M&M@WP, Benny@Nanakai,Haupu@WSK, R5AY@Haula

It was a busy little day in the SE quadrant as Ye shall see. At 0631 I found Buster (RV08) doing his usual 5 minute dives at the Blowhole Lookout. At 0950 he would haul out to the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. I cordoned him off. Gayle reported him gone at 1733.

 At 0846 I found Duke (RA12) doing 11-13 minute dives at Spitting Cave. More on him later.

 My first look at Rabbit Island was nil (its World Cup season), but when I finally got back at 1058 I found what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04), 30 ft right of 3BS on RI.

 At 1104 what proved to be Kolohe (RW22) hauled out, 70 ft right of 3BS, and initially began moving to Kainoa, but changed his horny mind with the next haul out.

 At 1106 what turned out to be Nani (RK60) hauled out 100 ft right of 3BS on RI. Kolohe abruptly changing direction and moved to join her.

 Gayle called at 1134 with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Irma’s Grotto, Kokee Flats, Portlock. Gayle would come through again with a call at 1215 with the report of 2 animals at the Lanai Lookout Cove.

When I arrived at 1236 she had already made the Duke (RA12) & Aukai (RL12),ID by tag. I simply confirmed the ID and got photos. Thank You Gayle ! You are worth many times your weight in Manapua !!!

 At 0833 Team Billand checked in with the report of M&M (R020) fronting Tower#2, White Plains.

 At 1010 they reported the Benny (RE74) at Nanakai Beach, Maili. He would depart at 1725.

 At 1249 the Billands reported Haupu (RB12) at Wind Sock. She departed at 1745.

 Cianna called with the report of an animal in Hauula.

Dana called at 1545 with the R5AY ID. Thank you Michelle for the shots.

 Donna forwarded shots of an animal at Moku Nui for Yesterday’s News. Enlarging the tag, RM38's (6FX) was clearly visible. Thanks to Sarah Davis.

Aukai and Duke
 Duke at spitting cave
 Kainoa  Kolohe and Nani
 Duke at Lanai Lookout
  Buster got sand?
 kolohe and nani
 5AY looking good and healthy 
 RM38 at Moku Nui ...  thanks Sarah

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