Friday, September 26, 2014

9/26/2014 DB's Dailies: Nani,Duke,Kainoa&Kaiwi@RI, Rocky@Kaimana, Kolohe@Nanakuli, Haupu@Nimitz Cottages

At 0645 on my first look at Rabbit Island I found what would prove to be Nani (RK60) snoozin’ in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS, and Duke (RA12) with Kainoa (RN04) fronting 1BS.

 On my 2nd look at 0824 I found that Kaiwi (RK96) had joined the cast, snoozin’ in the Morning Glory 10 ft left of 3BS. She would galumph over to Right Middle Cliff at 0947.

 Nani would decide to enter the water at 0850 and as she passed Duke he followed her. Kainoa took up the rear. All three were in by 0903.

 All 3 would show up again. First Kainoa hauled out at 1102 to 1BS. Duke followed at 1124, and at 1241 Nani hauled out to join the boys. The entire cast remained the rest of the day.

 At 0640 the Billands found Kolohe (RW22) once again doing his cruiser male thing in Nanakuli. He made a couple of beach checks but returned to the water. They followed him for a while but eventually lost him.

 Colleen Heyer called at 0736 with the report of Rock (RH58) once again at Kaimana Beach. Both Colleen and Christian sent photos. Rocky is progressing rapidly with her molt. Melanie reported Rocky’s departure at 1303.

 At 0800 Team Billand reported Haupu (RB24) fronting #1811, pavilion, Nimitz Cottages . Thanks to Diane T., & Laurie D., for covering Haupu. Diane T., reported her departure at 1330.

Duke and Kainoa
 Rotting Rocky... (okay I joke.... but she's peeling off in pieces) 
 Don't ya just want to peel those pieces off?  (of course there is no need and should never be attempted)
 poor girl is so itchy
 she's heading into the water which has to feel more comfortable
Haupu at Nimitz
 looking good!
 ain't she sweet
 Kolohe heading back in
 no one is around....


madhatter said...

It sure looked like Haupu was smiling in her picture yesterday when she was in the water. Also it's funny how large their flippers look when near their face but so small next to their body. I remember seeing a picture of a monk seal somewhat close to a person in the water and how large the monk seal's head was compared to a person. I would love to see a monk seal in person but I wouldn't get too close. Also I was wondering when DB describes the location of the monk seals what the locations stand for like
1BS and so forth.

Anonymous said...

1BS is one of several reference points I use for the location of seals on the beach at Rabbit Island. I'll put a map on the blog tonight. There are 3 "Keep Off Island", blue signs on RI. From left to right I refer to them as 1 Blue Sign (1BS)... 2BS etc. DB