At 0850 Team Billand called, to advise that Tracy had called them to say NOAA was on the way with the four seals. The release took place in Nanakuli, starting at 1044. First RIP (RR70) with new transmitter & LHF R76 tag, who headed east, then Pohaku (RO28) 2nd. She would depart to the west.
The Benny (RE74) was next. He too headed west. Last but not least Haupu (RB24) was released and headed east. Benny was heard to utter his usual WTF as he departed. Dr. Charles was correct in his blog comment the other day. What Benny meant was, “We Thank Fisheries !!” Thanks crew........... Ya’ Done Good !!! Another BIG day in the monk seal world !!!
At 1255 Team Billand found Kolohe (RW22) at Maili Point. He had been MIA from his stay at Rabbit Island since 1-20-15.
At 1422 the Billands found Rocky (RH58), once again, at Wind Sock, Nimitz Beach. They reported her departure at 1758.