Friday, August 8, 2014

8/8/2014 DB's Dailies: Buster@BH,ETB&SB, Kainoa@RI, Kea@SB, RIP,Pohaku&Kolohe@GR, M&M@WP, Right Spot@TB

It was a challenging day out there , but thankfully not quite as bad out my way, as the TV weather weenies kept telling us... and telling us.

 At 0637 I found Buster (RV08) doing 6 minute dives at Blowhole. While I watched he swam to Eternity Beach, and hauled out at 0649. There was a lone photographer down there, and though he did not approach Buster, his mere presence was enough to turn Buster around. He departed at 0653 and returned to foraging at BH. I lost him at 0715.

 A 1244, Hotline call from Lesley advised of an animal at Sandy Beach . When we arrived at 1305 we found Buster on the main beach, surrounded by adoring hordes. We got them backed up and cordoned him off. He was gone on my 1506 recheck.

 At 0745 from Makai Pier I found Kainoa (RN04), 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. He was still there on my 1030 recheck. Observation conditions worsened and that was it for my RI day.

 At 0647 Team Billand reported RIP (RR70)&Pohaku (RO28) at Maili Guard Rails.

At 1416 the Billands advised that Kolohe (RW22) joined them.

 At 0720 they found M&M (R020) at Tower#2, White Plains. The Billands called at 1212 to advise that conditions were worsening, and that they were departing.

 Karen Turner did a Turtle Bay check at reported Right Spot (R016) at Kaihalulu Beach, TB.

 Lesley called at 1529 with a Hotline report of “N46" on the rocks at the east end of Sandy Beach. When we arrived at 1538 we found Kea (RN46) snuggled up to the Naupaka at the sewer outfall at the east end of Sandy Beach. We cordoned him off. We departed at dark. Kea remains.
Buster at Eternity Beach
 wish people were just a little more sensitive to animals needing some space 
 Buster at Sandy's
 little green men... oh sorry that's Kea 
 sweet little face
 Right Spot hanging out at Turtle Bay
 interesting view.... wish i could see what he was going for... but i have a feeling it;s the board and MM
 ahhhh her molt is moving along
 pohaku and rip

 Kolohe... okay dude relax

1 comment:

Lesley said...

Mahalo Karen and DB for reporting and responding to HMS Sightings Hotline yesterday.
Stay dry and safe out there today.
Aloha, Lesley

Please report all seal sightings on Oahu to:(808)220-7802
Report strandings and suspected violations to NOAA Fisheries Service marine mammal hotline: (888)256-9840
Mahalo for your kokua.