Monday, November 24, 2014

11/23/2014 DB's Dailies: RK36 &UM@RI, Kea@SB, Makaiwi&Buster@WP, Haupu@KoOlina, U/U@Aki's, RI37@Gas Chambers, RIP,Ka'ena&Benny@KP,

When I arrived at Sandy Beach at 0610, Kea was gone . I picked up the stuff and continued the adventure.

 On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0702 I found RK36 & an U/M, with red tags and an old coat. The U/M was at the far left end on my 2nd look and I was never able to make an ID.

 A series of calls began at 1228 with Dana advising of a Hotline call about “N46" in a tide pool at Sandy Beach. I asked for a call back, as to whether it was the Makapuu end of Blowhole end, and was advised that it was the Makapuu end, so I started there, only to be advised that no... it was the Blowhole end, and oh... by the way the animal just left. I’ve got a mean feeling that since the ID was by tag, that probably has a lot to do with his departure. At that point I thought it wise to simply go to the Sandy Beach outfall, and see what happens. Sure enough at 1307 Kea (RN46) hauled out to the outfall, and I cordoned him off. Melanie called at 1520 to advise that Kea had moved up to the Naupaka. We redid the the cordon and Kea remains. Thank you Gayle for the late shift.

 At 0702 Team Billand reported on overnighted Makaiwi (R4DF) at the fence line, White Plains.

 At 0745 the Billands advised that Debbie had called with the report of an animal at Aki’s Beach, Makaha. The animal would be gone at 0930. No ID.

 Dana called at 0946 with a Jeannie Martinson report of RI37 at “Gas Chambers” on the North Shore.

At 0950 Marilyn called from the Mainland, advising that Ken Tingman had called her with the report of RIP and Ka’ena at Ka’ena Pt.

 Afternoon email from Dana with Don Porter’s 11-21-14 shots appear to show RIP (RR70) & Ka’ena (RO40) at KP.

 The Billands called at 1028 with the report of the arrival of Buster (RV08) to join Makaiwi at White Plains. Buster would depart at 1130.

 A 1530 call from the Billands advised that Buster was back.

At 1406 both were in the water. At 1035 the Billands advised of a Paradise Cove call.

At 1207 they confirmed Haupu (RB24) at Lagoon #4, KoOlina. They reported her gone at 1518.

 Ken Tingman did the Ka’ena Point trek today and provided photos of RIP (RR70), Ka’ena (RO40) & Benny (RE74). RIP appears to be the only molter, and there was no evidence of entanglement.

 Don Porter’s shots from 11-21-14 arrived today. He had a shot of Ka’ena, and a shot of RIP & Benny . Thanks Don!

 Kea at Sandys
 I know people were there watching over Kea.... but honestly this is one of those cases where ya worry about the spz causing harm....  ( I know this didn't happen here, but this picture does show how it could be).
 Ka'ena and Rip
Buster and Maka'iwi
 This goes up there as one of my favorite pics.... AMAZING
 good shot of the two of them shows Maka'iwi's scar
 White Plains and the crowds
 Haupu at KoOlina
 Luana at Hidden Beach

1 comment:

da barbara said...

We met up with Jean Jasina at Plains yesterday and was over joyed she came. It s been really hard lately as VOLUNTEERS are getting scarce these days. And being there, we got to see Buster come hauling in with Makaiwi...We had to adjust some poles as He and Makaiwi got into a fight. Buster was persistant,so was Makaiwi..she gave it back to him and he left by 11:30am. But before he left, he would guard Makaiwi by hanging out at the shore line. He left as the boys were ER ER ER, making seal lion sounds. Buster really didnt like the noise, glared at the guys and then...LEFT.

Jean would stay so we could go to KoOlina..good thing it was busy yesterday. THANKS JEAN. You the bestest.

At Lagoon 4, there was Haupu, resting with a dirty dirper next to her, with a frisbee at her hindflippers. YUCK.

Thanks to Security guys, they set the zone up fast, guarding Haupu till we got there. We got really busy educating folks, met some really good people and then, THE BOYS were making ER ER ER sounds to Haupu. She glared at them, stayed. We advised the Guys..STOP.

By 1:30pm...OH WAIT..We saw coool.

We had enough educating and guarding..NO ONE CAME TO RELIEVE US again...why not??? So we reluctantly left to get out of the hot sun...for a BREAK. Got back after our lunch and poor Haupu left site. Shucks...guess we should have just STAYED. But we can only do so much for the seals.

Ok, drive back to Plains where TERRY was with a nice crowd around the SEALS..yes buster returned to make troubles to Makaiwi. Boy he is very persistant, Makaiwi fought for her spot..he chased her out of the zone, heading towards..the FENCELINE, AROUND FENCELINE, fighting..we hurried pulling signs and rope out, making a fast NEW ZONE. Lifeguards announced for folks to stay back. Finally..the drama was over..both seals fought the outer sea. THANKS TO TERRI and her HUSBAND for their work at Plains...together we got the job done and the seals did us a favor.. BY LEAVING. Both seals Makaiwi and Buster are seals that travel great distances ON LAND. So good they split.

Mahalo everyone for coming out to help...YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!!!