Sunday, May 31, 2015

5/30/2015 Tony Q Reports from North Shore

Tony went looking for Ka'ean on Friday.... and gound Kolohe.. Thank you Tony for sharing and taking the time looking for our MIA seals.
 an albatross chick growing up
 Ola Loa hauling out
 tail crunches
 bend and stretch 

5/30/2015 DB's Dailies: PO2,RM38&Kainoa@RI, Kolohe,RL42&Ka'ena@KP, Kekoa@Maili Pt, Kimo Kai @ GR, Benny@Kaimana, Nihoa@PC

At 0737 I found RM38 & Kainoa (RN04) out on the left end rock flats.

 At 0839 PO2 would haul out briefly to the flats, but returned to the water, hauling out to the left end of the beach for the rest of the day.Today I thinkin’ female,but ?????

 Some “Bad Guys” landed, right of the 3BS ,and began exploring to the left. They had passed the 3BS without noticing, but thankfully, they stopped to actually read the 2nd BS, and to their credit, turned around and returned to their equipment and departed. I’d already called DOCARE, and knew that there was nobody available to respond so we lucked out there.

 Kainoa would remain on the left flats, but RM38 relocated to Rocky Right Beach for the day.

 Marilyn & Lesley did their usual Saturday End of the World trek. This time however Marilyn went in from the west side , while Lesley went from the Mokuleia side. Marilyn found Kolohe (RW22) at the 20 minute spot. He would be gone on her way out, however RL42 had taken his place.

 Out at the point they found Ka’ena in Ka’ena’s pool. The hook , leader and some line remain, but he appeared to be resting comfortably.

Team Billand checked in at 0859 with the report of Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point.

 At 1131 they found Kimo Kai (RT12) at Maili Guard Rails.

 One of my east side posse, Pili, called at 1558. She happened to be at Paradise Cove, and reported an animal in the water inside the cove. I contacted Team Billand, and at 1630 they confirmed the Nihoa (R912) ID.

 Ocean Safety called at 1443 with the report of an animal just arriving at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. I contacted Dana, who happened to be across the street at the Zoo. A 1502 she confirmed the Benny (RE74) ID. I think I now know who yesterday’s SB & Hanauma Bay swimming head was.

 Bad Guys
 Good Guys.... and this restores my faith there are still some good people out there
 Good shot of the hook.... as uncomfortable as this must be and upsetting to see.... as far as hooks go this one seems to be on the outer surface.... if it's a barbless hook it can slide off... 
 it's unfortunate this type of location is very difficult to deal with a seal... restraining the seal could actually cause more harm than the hook itself.
 poor guy
 Kimo Kai

Saturday, May 30, 2015

5/29/2015 DB's Dailies: PO2,Aukai&UU@RI, Rocky@SC, Nihoa@PC, Kimo Kai@GR, RW02@Camp Erdman, Ka'ena@Waianae side KP trail, Pohaku&PK3@Kauai

At 0635 I found Aukai (RL12) snoozin’ in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 3BS on Rabbit Island. She would down to cool off, and remained all day.

 At 0830 Weaner PO2 hauled out to the far left end of the beach on RI. I had limited looks at the belly, but today I guessed male, yesterday was female, tomorrow ?????? I’m soooooo confused !

 At 1115 on a pan I found just a bit of chest peekig through a lower spot in the water front rocks of Rocky Right Beach, on RI. I was never able to get any more, so its yet another U/U.

 Gayle called at 0910 with the report of Rocky (RH58), with her “N11" bleach glowing brightly, as well as her LFF natural bleach. Thank you Gayle !

 Team Billand called at 1043 with the report of Nihoa (R912) at PC. She had a brief visit from an UU, per Jean J., but the animal departed.

 At 1434 the Billands found Kimo Kai (RT12) at Maili Guard Rails.

 Lesley checked in at 1630 to advise that RW02 was at Camp Erdman.

 Dana called at 1727 to advise that Angie (NOAA) and volunteer Don Porter were with Ka’ena (RO40) on the rocky area, 20 minutes in from the Waianae end of the Ka’ena Pt trail. Apparently the line is no longer there but the swivel and hook remain. Nothing can be done at this location, but Ka’ena will continue to be monitored awaiting a haul out to a location were he can be dealt with. I doubt HNN (CH#8) will cover that bit of new news, since there is no video.  (and there isn't any drama attached.... they have really become more like TMZ than a news station...  wait... reporting from the TMSZ (ten mile seal zone)  :-)

 Our pal Val sent Pohaku&PK3 shots, and apparently Oahu’s Kathy Segum is runnin’ around loose on Kauai. She also sent shots.

 Diane Gabriel spent the afternoon with Ola (RG03) at Turtle Bay. Thank you Diga !

 PO2... and we're still wondering ? little dude or dudette 
 Kimo Kai 
 Nihoa R912.... looking big momma
time mile seal zone :-)
 Rocky at spitting cave.... funny looks like she has a little water spout 
 Ola loa  in snooze mode
 Pohaku with PK2 sweet !!
 mom and pup snoozing