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!