Tuesday, September 16, 2014

9/15/2014 DB's Dailies:

It was a busy little Rabbit Island day, with a cast of six critters, on my 0738 check. Most importantly, I found the small U/F I spoke of yesterday. By 0920 I had confirmed line and a bobber on the left side of her mouth. I notified Thea, and a NOAA team of Mark, Maire, John, Greg & Eric responded. I was stoked to find out that it was , in fact, Pua (RF34) the 5 month old , born to Sadie on 4-3-14, on RI. Mark advised that it was a small hook and was removed without any difficulty. Thanks guys..... Ya’ Done Good !!

 I also found most of the rest of the cast at 0738. Mark confirmed all the ID’s for me, and there was one “Oooops” involved. The animal that I called Duke yesterday turned out to be Kekoa (RK72) instead.

The rest were Kainoa (RN04), and a surpise guest visitor, Kaiwi (RK96). The 2 molting females were confirmed as Nani (RK60), 30 % molted, and Aukai (RL12), who Mark says was 90% molted. All of them interacted with one another at one point or another, each hauling out all over the place.

 At 0605 Team Billand reported Pohaku (RO28) at Maili Beach Park. Pohaku was run off according to a witness, by a guy taking photos inside the zone.

 The highlight of their day came at 1119 when they reported the return of Makaiwi (R4DF) to Oahu. They found her in the company of Buster (RV08) fronting #1806, Nimitz Cottages. She’d last been seen here on 7-18-14 at KBP before heading off for a Big Island stay, with stops on Maui.

 The Billands are still working after dark, as has been the case of late. Check the blog in the morning for their day.

 Kekoa, Kaiwi and Aukai  
butt shot.... Kekoa 
 Mark throwing a shaka with Pua
 NOAA team out at Rabbit Island checking on little Pua - removed a small hook


Dana Jones said...

Correction on Pohaku. She was at Maili Beach park until 4:30pm watched after by Auntie Debbie. She departed on her own and was not run off.

barbara said...

Yes, that is what Deb told me, but the message got mixed up...

Thanks Auntie Debbie...

We were busy looking for m and m, also with Makaiwi and Buster. And more homeless out there as well.

Deb did say, a man walked up to Seal, got a cute shot of her as he kicked sand at her...tsk tsk...but she remained.

Only left on her own, 4:30pm...and my friend collected the signs to give back to us. Da end....