Saturday, March 7, 2015

3/7/2015 DB's Dailies: Kaiwi,Duke,Kainoa,RM38&U/F @ RI, Kea@BH, Haupu@KoOlina, La'akea,R5AY&PO1@TB, Nihoa@GR, RIP@Maili Point

When I arrived at Makai Pier, at 0809 I found what would prove to be Kaiwi (RK96) at the log, 40 ft left of 1BS.

 At 0810 two new arrivals popped up. They would prove to be Duke (RA12) and Kainoa (RN04). Both would move up to the log. I’m reasonably sure that Duke has been my U/M of the last couple of days.

 At 0843 another new arrival to the same area. It would prove to be an U/F, which moved up and into the Morning Glory fronting IBS. Though she later moved down I was not able to get a confirmed ID. 

At 0846 yet another new arrival. It would prove to be RM38. He too would move up to the edge of the Morning Glory at 1BS. All would move down mid day, and all would interacted. The whole cast remained all day.

 At 1345 I found Kea (RN46) at the cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout. He remains at dark.

 Team Billand checked in at 0706 with the report of Haupu (RB24) at L#3 KoOlina. Though she would come close to shore , she never hauled out, according the Billands. Still people snorkeling around her, and the inevitable person that is going to do her laps, seal or no seal.

 Marilyn did a Turtle Bay shift today. At 1005 she reported La’akea (RK82) at Right Spot’s Spot, Kaihalulu Beach, TB. She redid the cordon, and then continued on to R5AY & Pup (D#10).

 At 1511 the Billands reported Nihoa (R912) at Maili Guard Rails Beach.

 At 1527 Team Billand found RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.

Kea at Blow hole
 La'akea at Turtle Bay 
Haupu at Lagoon 3
 Haupu swimming club?
 Nihoa 912 at Guard Rails
 Rip hanging out at Maili Point


barbara said...

We found Miss Haupu at Lagoon 3, floating near the Waianae side of the rocks. Seemed she wanted to land but then floated to her spot at the bouys.

Our intire day was keeping folks back of the seal floating near the bouys.We were hoping everyone would understand, that we are protecting her, giving her a space to rest.

She had come over to the Honolulu side of lagoon 4, and we thought, if we put out a big zone, SHE MAY COME ON SHORE. WEll, it worked for a while, she did come within 5 feet to haul out.

We been out there in the cold chilly wind from 6:30am and thought things were better, so we were going to LEAVE AT 2pm. Terri was kind enough to take a watch.

Well as we were walking away to leave, we see this LADY IN THE Zone and Terri trying her best to make the lady move out, AWAY FROM THE SEAL. The lady began to argue, the seal got spooked and made her way back to the Bouys again.

What is so hard for these folks to understand, THIS POOR SEAL MIGHT WANT TO GET OUT OF THE WATER AND LAND????? Get warmed up by the Hawaiian Sun, REST. I mean she LOST HER PUP, cant they give her a small space on Lagoon 4????

I dont know what is to become of our poor mourning Haupu. Every day is the same thing, HELLO, CAN YOU GIVE THE SEAL SOME SPACE...OH THANKS. But every day, same ole same ole.It is very frustrating, it takes lots of hours standing, talking, educating and each day you meet different people. I dont know how else to REACH visitors. I know its their VACATION. But...what about our critically endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal?? Who are residents in Hawaiian Waters?? Dont they get to live a normal life..dont they have a chance to haul out and bask in the sun LIKE THE TOURISTS?? Bah, its never easy, NEVER.

And to see Haupu hang over the ropes to get rest..just not right. She must be exhausted!!!!!!

Thanks to Bev for taking over after Terri too.

What else are we to do for our Hawaiian Monk Seal guys???? WHAT???
Tell us, Tell us how to care for her, protect her. Some tourists have been great in helping out by calling out to the snorklers, to say get back from the seal..and we so appreciate that.

So we shall go out to KoOlina once again, to try and give a space to our HAUPU, that sweet girl from Kauai. We will try to keep patient, to be informative, to keep calm and do our best.

To you HAUPU, I am so very sorry what is happening to YOU. You dont deserve this..especially after losing that sweet little boy. I hope today will be the day YOU CAN HAUL UP ON SHORE...WE WILL GIVE YOU A SAFE SPOT TO REST ON, I PROMISE YOU THAT.


madhatter said...

Would it be a good idea to having something informative like a display and someone to explain about the seals. At the airport in a location where everybody would see as they come into the airport. like the posters and displays that are set up in different locations or functions. All the tourist come by plane. Just an idea.