Sunday, April 12, 2015

4/12/2015 DB's Dailies: Kea,Kaiwi&Kainoa@RI, Kolohe&RT12@Maili Pt, RT12@Maili Cove Condos, Nihoa&Maipalaoa, Weaning Day, R5AY&Ola Loa

At 0734 I found what would prove to be Kea (RN46) & Kaiwi (RK96) at the log, 40 ft left of 1BS. Both would independently move down the left end of the beach and spend the rest of the day there. 

At 1231 what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04) would haul out to join the other two at the water line, left end of the beach.

 Team Billand called at 0726 with the report of RT12 & Kolohe foraging together off shore of Maili Point. They would be joined by a 3rd seal at 0810.

 At 0849 they reported Nihoa (R912) hauled out at Maipalaoa Canal.

 A DanaTxt at 1054 advised that volunteer, Carola had reported that R5AY had departed at around 0930. To my knowledge she has not returned by end of day. Ola was said to be happily playing by herself at the pup site. Vera Cober called a dark to confirm that Ola was still alone.

 Team Billand called again at 1125 to advise that RT12 was on the beach at the Maili Cove Condos. 

A DanaMail at 1125 advised that an U/U was said to be at Shark’s Cove. Awaiting further word.

 In the Yesterday’s News department, Kai East & Rikki Gobles sent photos from their treks to Turtle Bay, providing what are probably the last shots of R5AY&Ola together. Both also documented La’akea (RK82) at Right Spot’s Spot, TB.

Kea and Kaiwi  
 Kolohe and R12
 Nihoa R912
 big momma
 RT12 hanging out at Maili Cove

1 comment:

b said...

I am happy to meet a NEW seal named Kimo Kai from Kauai. He was cute foraging with Kolohe yesterday. All was good, until, there was a change in behavior by both he and Kolohe RW22. I watched them zipping right and left, diving with more speed.

I suddenly realized there were three seals in the area. By time I noticed, they all zoomed away. I wonder if it was a female as both males were so excited.

I never got time to make the 3rd seals id. CRAP.

T12 did haul up at Maili cove..and he remained on shore after our 5:30pm check.

To MISS NIHOA R912..You are a fantastic seal with many strengths..I admire her traveling all the way from NIHOA Island. I have no idea how far that is.

To MISS NIHOA, god bless you and may your a happy one with more pups to come. We are so fortunate to know you all these years...You are ONE of the last of our females left on west side, besides...Pohaku. Love you !!!