Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2/24/2015 DB's Dailies: Buster, Kaina, U/F , U/M@RI, RIP&Pohaku@Maili Pt, Haupu@KoOlina

I had been at the pier since 0838, and done tons of pans of the Rabbit Island before discovering a likely looking rock on the left end rock flats. It would prove to be an U/F. She was only partially visible all day and no ID was possible.

 At 1006 , what would prove to be Buster (RV08) hauled out left of Seal Rock Inlet, and would remain on the water front rocks all day.

 At 1227 on a routine pan I discovered that I had a new arrival, partially visible amongst the rocks to the right of Seal Rock Inlet. I was able to determine that it was a male, with a new coat, but nothing more was possible so U/M it is.

 At 1246 Kainoa (RN04) hauled out, 80 ft right of 3BS.

 At 1001 Team Billand found Pohaku (RO28) at Maili Point, with RIP (RR70) sneakin’ up behind her. They would have words and both departed at 1015, only to return at 1307.

 At 1055 they found Haupu (RB24) at Lagoon #2, KoOlina. A DanaText at 1822 advised that Haupu had just departed.

 In the Yesterday’s News department, Kimo Smith sent shots from The End of the World, from his Ka’ena Pt trek yesterday.

 In yesterday’s blog I included shots from Rikki Goble, and I identified an animal as Luana. I have an “Oooops” to fess’ up to. TracyMail, as well as Kimo’s report both clarified the animal as Kaikaina (RL57). Kimo found Ka’ena (RO40) at Hidden Beach, and RW02, BG(R303)& Kaikaina (RL57) at the point. Whew !  At least it wasn't me this time... I'm usually the one who makes all the mistakes!

While on the subject of news from previous days.... I was told there was a hotline call over the weekend of a seal "lolling" off Lanikai beach... I asked several kayak guides I know and a few people I know in the neighborhood if they knew anything.... a couple of people did see a seal around Lanikai ( not hauled out) over the weekend and they all said it seemed fine.  Kayak guide told be there was a seal on Mokulua Island on Monday.... away from the main beach up by queens' bath too far for anyone to get a picture or bother.... seal was described as smaller and no obvious markings.  Not much to go on but a U/U in and around Lanikai.

 Haupu hauling out.... big momma on the move
 Rip and Pohaku 
 hmmmmmm..... too close, not a good thing to teach the little ones
 Radio Rip

1 comment:

barbara said...

This seal call was absolutely incredible to go to. It was a bit of a headache, as folks were swimming with the seal. As soon as I saw the FLOATING SEAL, I knew who she was. Haupu RB24.

Rob, myself and Laura Lyn tried to get folks to let her haul up. We begged folks to move out of her way as she been floating for days.

The magic began, folks moved away, the seal came in very slowly. Waves pushing her fat body in towards land. She was very careful, looking at everyone, looking to see if area was.....SAFE. Rob and Security got the signs, Rob brought our ropes. TA DAAAAAA!!! Haupu came in.
She so needed that rest and thanks to our efforts, our Monk Seal Team, Haupu got the best rest EVER for days. No one threw rocks, or made her go back in the water, she just went right to ... SLEEP. God bless her, poor thing. Thanks MOnk Seal Team.

Terri said she left late...THATS GREAT!!! I hope she goes back there again and not MAIPALAOA.

There is a huge, giant tree floating off Maili and later landed near Maipalaoa. A tree type I have never seen...with tons of barnicals growing on it from roots to tip. Looks like a very tuff tree, SOLID, heavy on the reef. DNLR was called so they are aware of this GIANT TREE...Hope no one gets can kill an animal or a human. Who will take this giant tree out of the ocean.Its about 40 ft long.

Seal ya.....