Monday, April 6, 2015

4/5/2015 DB's Dailies: Kaiwi,Aukai,Kainoa,RM38&Kea@RI, Rocky@Kaimana Beach, U'ilani@Maili Pt, RL42@Makua Cliffs, Nihoa@Maipalaoa, Benny@PC, R5AY&Ola@TB

I hope it was a Happy Easter for yall’. Marilyn & I both have chocolate in our immediate futures. As for Easter Seals, it was a Rabbit Island kinda’ day. Depsite lotsa’ lookin’, the RI gang was the cast for today out in the SE quadrant.

At 0738 I found Kaiwi (RK96), at 1BS on RI. She would move up and down many times but remained there all day.

 At 1145 I became aware of two partially visible critters way out on the left end rock flats. It would take many hours, but would prove to be Aukai (RL12) & Kainoa (RN04).

 At 1147 on a routine pan, I found RM38 snoozin’ on the water front rocks, 90 ft right of 3BS.

 The highlight of the RI day came on a pan at 1234 when I found a newly arrived Kea (RN46) on the rocks at the left end of the beach.

 The day actually began at 0513 with a call from HFD, reporting a report of an animal at Kaimana Beach. Later in the day Melanie would confirm the Rocky (RH58) ID.

 Team Billand’s first call came at 0743 with the report of U’ilani (RN36) at Maili Point. They checked in again at 1000 with the report of RL42 at Makua Cliffs.

 At 1523 the Billands found Nihoa (R912) snoozin’ on the banks of Maipalaoa Canal.

 At 1541 the Billands advised they had gotten a Dana call about an animal at Paradise Cove. Terri was reponding. At 1623 the confirmed the Benny (RE74) ID, and advised that Benny was departing. Ooops... at 1632 Benny was back on shore and galumphing his way thru the adoring hordes.

 The Cobers were on R5AY&Ola duty today, and Vera sent her usual outstanding shots from today’s shift. Unfortunately, she also advise of 4 morons in a jeep, 4 wheeling the beach, passing right along side the SPZ, running Mom & Pup into the water. She said that “Turtle Bay security took care of it”, but I doubt that the taking care was probably not as severe as would be deserved. Thank you Vera !

 In the Yesterday’s News department posse member Rikki Goble sent shots from her shift yesterday. She also reported that BG (R303) was still at Kahuku Pt.

 Kainoa - Aukai - Kea
 haaaa Benny don't mind me... 
 Nihoa tucked away... looks like a party hat 
 U'ilani at Maili Point 
Photo is titles Morons... nuf sed
 Ola loa getting big... and Momma Honey Girl looking good too
 okay we're getting to that plump stage where the galumphing becomes rock and roll
 beautiful momma
Rocky at Kaimana Beach 
 she was the maid of honor
 rocky;s signature flipper tips

1 comment:

b said...

I watch all the humans on shore daily when a seal hauls up, they go to it like..FLIES.

They say, now in Hawaii, we got one million people on this Island. ONE MILLION!!!! And how many monk seals do we have on Oahu??? Just 40, so, how are we to handle the crowds when a seal hauls up? It is crazy insane for seals day after day, looking for spots to land, TO REST.

I feel for all monk seals, struggling along their ways. Putting up with humans in their faces, putting up with loose dogs, RUNNING THEM OFF THE SHORES.

I watch humans, EVERY SINGLE DAY. I feel angry when they come to the ropes, BARKING LIKE A SEAL LION. Clapping their hands for movement...WAKE UP SEAL, WAKE UP you lazy thing. Shame on these respect.

Look at Turtle Bay...Honey girl and her little pup, RUNNED OFF BY A JEEP???? I wish those guys would have gotten a BIG FINE. I wonder if they drive a jeep all over on the sand alot? If so, these guys need to be told, NEVER DRIVE AROUND WHERE THERE IS A RESTING SEAL, PLEASE.

I can imagine what goes on while a seal hauls up on shore so innocently, tired from a long nights feed. NO VOLUNTEER I can see it all happening...what a life huh? No wonder the seals keep moving every day from shore to shore. I wish there was a better RULE for humans and seals.

Its just crazy out there on three day weekends, or when school is out for weeks.

Now we can not locate POHAKU at all for seven days...where is she? Last saw her with Kolohe at Maili Pt...and he tried all kinds of different angles to be with her. I hope and pray, that Pohaku R028 is healthy and ok SOME WHERE OUT THERE. We have tried looking in every spot we can think of that she hauls up at. Maybe she has found a special spot...where no humans dogs, I wonder where she is???

I was thrilled to see U ilani RN37, but there was a vehicle near by, from the other night..camping. We didnt see her on our next check.

Thanks to Eddie from Paradise Cove for putting up the zone when Benny first arrived. When we got there, the volume of humans on shore was JUST NUTS. And he was pretty much NOT HAPPY and entered the water to haul out just 50 ft to the right. You guys should have seen this BENNY. He just lay at the shoreline, snorting away, as if to say, "HEY!! MONK SEAL HERE, GET OUT OF MY SPOT..I need to REST". Rob and I got the NEW ZONE UP and was trying so hard to get folks back and let DA BENNY come on shore. FINALLY..we got zone two up, Benny moved higher up, was on his side, his belly, then on his back. There ya go got a reserved spot, Just for YOU.

Volunteer Sharlene arrived after all the commotion and she took over the tons of folks NOW ARRIVING FOR THE...LUAU!! GOOD LUCK!

On our way back home, we spot NIHOA, so we pull over. She is being surrounded with debri, FROM MAN. SHe moves some of the things that are in her face, pusing it aside with her snout. Sad.

Ok, day is done, here comes a new one...hope we find Miss Pohaku some where. Prayers to you girl.