At 0810 Marilyn called with the report of an animal doing 11 minute dives a Spitting Cave. Analysis of her shots confirmed the Duke (RA12), on his 5th day at SC. He was not seen on Melanie’s afternoon check.
At 1017 I found weaner Pua (RF34) just hauling out to the left end rock flats at RI. She would gradually move up to join the U/U. They would snooze away the day together, until both were forced to move higher up, and out of my line of sight near the cliff at mid day.
At 0620 Team Billand called with the report Of Haupu (RB24), overnighted fronting #1708, White Plains. She would depart at 0829.
At 1024 the Billands advised that lifeguard Dennis had called them about an animal moving along the coastline from WP headed west. They briefly got a glimpse of the animal as it tried to haul out at Nimitz Cove, but was run off my screaming kids on the water line. They continued to follow and a 1411 finally reported Buster (RV08) newly arrived fronting Tower#1, White Plains.
I got word that Luana, or at least a small seal, had been seen swimming by the birth beach, but did not haul out. Hopefully, we’ll get more on da’ blog. Dana checked in at 1936 to advise that the hunt will begin anew at dawn. I have no news for the blog.... all I heard today was the team was playing the waiting game and sighted but not cooperating as far as hauling out.