When I returned at 0850 Aukai (RL12) was added to the cast, fronting 1BS, and I found Kainoa (RN04) newly hauled out at 3BS, and moving up to the Morning Glory.
On a pan at 0946 I found what would prove to be Kea (RN46) just hauling out at Seal Rock Inlet. He would immediately move behind rocks and become total invisible. It would take 5 hours to actually get the Kea ID.
Gayle called at 1005 with the report of Rocky (RH58) at Spitting Cave.
At 0729 Team Billand called with the report of Haupu (RB24) at Lagoon#4 at KoOlina. They confirmed the ID at 0742.
The day went totally downhill after that. Dana mail advised that a Hotline call at 1106 brought word of a small black seal on the bottom of L#4. Volunteer Warren Miles confirmed that and saw to the retrieval of Haupu’s aborted fetus, at 1139.Team Billand arrived and confirmed the situation. NOAA personnel arrived and took charge of the male fetus. This was her 2nd such episode. The Billands advised that Haupu departed at 1308. Mahalos toFances Swike, Susan Harverty, and Lionel Trueman, all of home played a role in dealing with today’s events.
At 1419 the Billands advised that DOCARE Officer Colt called them with the report of RIP (RR70) at LahiLahi. They responded and confirmed the RIP ID. While there they also found Nihoa (R912), also at LahiLahi, at Makaha Valley Rd.
In the Yesterday’s News department Rikki Gobles sent shots from her first day with R5AY&PO1, at Turtle Bay,