Thursday, December 31, 2015

Video of 2 Unknowns on the Mokes 12/31/2015

Thank you to Rachel who was visiting for sending these out to me.... I apologize one of them is sideways and not sure how to reset it...
Looks like they were having lots of fun!

12/31/2015 DB's Dailies Continued Holokai

 silly boy
 very curious... 
 taffy ? gum?  seacucumber crap?

12/31/2015 DB's Dailies: Buster@Hanauma Bay, Kolohe,RM38&RK36@Rabbit Island, Benny@White Plains, Nihoa&Holokai@Turtle Bay, Pohaku@Guard Rails, RIP&Kekoa@Maili Pt, 2 U/U@Mokes

The day began with Buster (RV08) on his D#3 stay at Hanauma Bay. Thankfully, he is over on the left side rock flats, well away for the Hordes that are infesting HB over these Xmas/New Years holiday period. It is Insane there !! It is near grind lock from Hanauma Bay to Sandy Beach everyday.
At 0828 I found Kolohe (RW22)at 3BS, and RM38 at Rocky Right Beach on Rabbit Island.

 At 0840 they would be joined by RK36. He began at the left end of the island, but relocated to join RM38 at 1019. That was the SE quadrant cast for the day.

Mahalos to Gayle & Marilyn for their coverage of the quadrant.

 At 0736 the Billands got a call about an animal at White Plains. At 0802 it was confirmed as Benny (RE74). Warren responded and advised that Benny departed at 0930, only to return at 0941.

 Dr. Tom sent shots of an animal near McKenzie’s, Turtle Bay. A Diane Gabriel text at 1356 advised that the animal was thought to be Nihoa (R912), and had been reported by Carola at 0941. Carola’s shots would confirm the Nihoa ID.

 At 1159 Team Billand found Pohaku (RO28) snoozin’ at Maili Guard Rails.

 At 1217 they once again found Kekoa (RK72) & RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.

 Mail from The Donna at 1536 brought word of 2 animals on the Mokes today. Rachel’s video shows a probable female with a probable male in hot pursuit, but ID’s can’t be confirmed.

 At 1641 Diane T advised that Holokai (RG40) was at the Keiki Pool. He appears to have something on his back. I’ll let Tracy make the call on what it might be.


RM38 and RK36
 Rip and kekoa

Ka'ena Point Alert !!! DLNR Needs Your Help

Apparently some sick human being decided to smash and destroy several albatross nest, and eggs.... worse yet they went as far as killing at least three....  

Please monk seal peeps if you know of anything of heard anything please contact the DLNR and if you are hiking out there PLEASE be careful !  

You can get the information from the following link

Some photos of Ola Loa from June

Too sad for words! Ola Loa was beautiful and so special. My sympathy goes out to all those who watched over her and tried to help her and to the entire monk seal community. 

 You might enjoy some pictures of her on June 19, 2015. She had rejoined her mother at Turtle Bay that day. She did her best to get close to Honey Girl, but kept getting chased away. I felt very blessed that day to see them together. This was my only encounter with sweet little Ola Loa.

Thank you Kathy O for sharing and your kind words.

Update Late Pics from Turtle Bay

 Thank you Diane T for sending the pics in late to share with the rest of us.... 
Holokai enjoying a grassy bed
 Sweet face....
 oh boy big belly.....

12/30/2015 DB's Dailies: Buster@Hanauma Bay, RM38,Kolohe&RK36@Rabbit Island, Pohaku@Paradise Cove, Kekoa@Maili Point, Holokai@Turtle Bay

At 0630 I found Buster (RV08) once again snoozin’ on the left rock flats of Hanauma Bay. This is D#2 of his stay there. He is do to molt any moment now, so this behavior may have something to do with that, but I have not been able to see his ventral side. Only Buster knows the plan, but I hope he remembers that back home at Rabbit Island is a better plan.

 At 0817 I found RM38 on Rabbit Island, at the Rocky Right Beach end.

 At 0854 Kolohe (REW22) hauled out fronting 1BS, and galumphed up and into the Morning Glory of a snooze. He would later move down to cool off.

 At 1000 what would prove to be RK36 hauled out to join Kolohe. Both would remain the rest of the day. RK36's ID was based on his uniquely notched LHF, his RHF tag, his dorsal CC scar and a left face scar. He never showed me his right side, so as to see his right side scar.

 At 1000 Team Billand called to advise that Security at Paradise Cove had called about an animal there. They advised that Warren was responding. It would prove to be Pohaku (RO28).

 At 1315 the Billands reported Kekoa (RK72) alone at Maili Point. This is his 7th consecutive day at this location. Most days have been in the company of RIP.

 A Diane T. text at 1803 advised that Holokai (RG40)was at the Keiki Pool.

 Kolohe, RK36 and a ROCK
 RK36 and Kolohe
 a lei for Ola Loa
 Pohaku and Warren
 Pohaku wedding crasher
 you seen one you've seen them all