Monday, October 13, 2014

10/12/2014 DB's Dailies: Kaiwi&Duke@RI, T990@AD, Haupu@NIM, Pohaku@Maili Pt, Right Spot@MCBH, Rocky@Kaimana,

At 0714 , to my surprise, I found Kaiwi (RK96) back at Rabbit Island. I thought her RI stay was over since she was at Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout yesterday, but there she was snoozin’ at Right Middle Cliff. She would relocate to the log in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of IBS at 0848.

 Also at 0714 I found a 100% molted Duke (RA12) in the Morning Glory, 60 ft left of Seal Rock Inlet on RI. He would relocate to the far left end of the beach at 0917, hauling out to the rocks.

 As I was watching Duke at 0920 I saw him alert to something to the right and when I panned that way, there was Kaiwi just moving out onto the beach. Duke immediately beat flipper toward her. I thought there would be some interaction, however he came to a stop, 20 ft short of the goal, and remained there. He never approached her through the day.

 At (?) Marilyn called with the report of T990 still at his AD estuary site. She and Melanie Oerter (no....she is not related to AL) did the SE quadrant check, including T990, and a stop by the pier to check at the RI crew. The old dude was a popular guy today. I also got calls from Gayle, Melanie and Lesley with the old one . T990 had apparently galumphed to a spot 50 ft east of yesterday’s location. Lesley said his trail was clearly visible.

 Team Billand called at 0638 reporting Haupu (RB24) foraging off shore of Nimitz Cove. A fisherman advised that she had been hauled out there but the arrival of more and more fisherman motivated her departure.

The Billands observed her and followed as she began to move east, passing Windsock. They lost her at 0800.

 At 1354 they reported Pohaku (RO28) at Maili Pt., cruisin’ in Benny’s “Playboy Pond”, for those who remember.

 At 1652 Ocean Safety called with a Kaimana Beach animal. Notified Dana. Marilyn sent a phone shot from Stanford, a fellow UH guy she works with, showing what I believe is Rocky (RH58).

 Dana called at 1730 to advise that Tony had once again found Right Spot (R016) at MCBH.

Duke chasing - Kaiwi clueless
 Kaiwi looking toooooo darn cute
 T990 hidden away.... then again maybe not that well hidden
 old dude T990 catching some zzzzz
 looks like he's in a forest than a shoreline
Haupu at Nimitz
 The crowd..... guess it was a big fishing day
Pohaku at Maili Point

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