Monday, January 26, 2015

1/26/2015 DB's Dailies: RIP, Pohaku, Benny & Haupu @ Nanakuli, Kolohe @ Maili Pt, Rocky @ Wind Sock, Team Billand

Gayle & I combed the quadrant and alas.... it was a Nobody/Nowhere day , here in the SE quadrant, to include a Monk Seal free, Rabbit Island, but that was of no consequence, because it was a big day on the westside.

 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.

Benny upon release... back up bub... I am out of here!
 A group shot of the crew
 they went that'a way
 Haupu on her way out
 oh she's not slowing down for no-one 
 Pohaku busting loose !
 Rip being unloaded
 so long farewell
 ahhhhhhh bye Rip
 Kolohe at Maili Point
 Rocky at windsock
 big momma

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