Wednesday, September 3, 2014

9/2/2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe@RI, Pohaku@Nanakuli, Ka'ena,RW02,RK36, RL42@KP&Luana@Mokuleia

I was on the road at 0600 as usual, but it would be 0943 before I saw my first critter. Kolohe RW22) hauled out to the left end of Rabbit Island, where he snoozed away the remainder of the day.

At 0605 Team Billand reported Pohaku (RO28) lying in one of the access paths at Nanakuli, and a bit too close for comfort to the road.

At 1739 Kimo Smith called from the end of the world with the report of Ka’ena (RO40), RW02, RK36 and a 90% molted RL42 at Ka’ena Point. He also found Luana (RN58) at the Mokuleia birth beach.

Gary Langley provided new shots of Rocky’s girl, RF58, and RF28 , Pohaku’s boy, on Kauai.

Today's DB's Daily is short and sweet..... but I must add the following link for those of you who might have missed the front page of the Honolulu Advertiser today.... Our very own DB was the front page story!  And I know after speaking with him, he doesn't feel the story is front page worthy.... but I disagree.... The dedication, hours and miles of love and labor for our beloved monk seals.... is worth it to me. The following link is to the honolulu advertiser's facebook page.... ( chances are you won't be able to read the entire article because they want you to sign up.... but at least you can see some of the comments folks were leaving for him).

 Kolohe RW22
 RF28 Pohaku's little boy - Pohaku RO28 - kid's tag RF28 
( I just made the connection that both Pohaku and Rocky's kids last two digits are the same as their moms.... pretty cool)
 RF58 Rocky's little girl - Rocky RH58, Rocky's kid RF58 
 Luana at Mokuleia
 RK36 at Ka'ena Point
 RL42 at Ka'ena Point
I want to take this opportunity to express how important it is to keep a safe distance from seals when taking photos. Many of the volunteers have cameras with a good lens.... however no one should EVER approach a seal to take a photo.  We need to set the example for the public we are trying to educate. 
 RW02 at Ka'ena Point

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