At 0830 I found Buster (RV08) at the east end of Rabbit Island. I haven’t seen him at this location since October of last year. Recent haul outs have been at the Blowhole end of Sandys. I’ve seen a couple of attempts at haul outs at this end since then, but the adoring hordes never allow it. Today, he was early. The hordes had not yet arrived, and I was ahead of the tour bus nightmare. He has remained all day, moving up with the rising tide. He was gone on my 1518 check.
At 0714 Team Billand reported Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point.
At 0748 they found Nihoa (R912) at the Maipalaoa Canal.
At 1257 the Billands found Benny (RE74) at Paradise Cove. Benny departed at 1428.
Dana email advised that Jeannie Martinson had confirmed Right Spot (R016) at Leftovers on the North Shore. Photos confirm the Right Spot ID.
In the Yesterday’s News department, photos of Pohaku & PK3 came from Mary Miyashiro to the Billands to us. Thank you Mary!!
On my morning check of various sites I came across a piece of footage from Kauai volunteer, Jay Hunter, showing Pohaku’s latest birth (PK3) on 5-26-15. Thank you Jay for being in the right place at the right time. AH-Mazing !
I don’t seem to be able to provide the link, but in case you didn’t see the front page story in the paper, or on the Star-Advertiser site, they did an excellent story on Ka’ena’s latest hooking incident. The story is definitely worth a read.
An afternoon DanaTxt brought word of R5AY in Hauula today. Apparently no photos.
Evening DigaMail brought word of Ola (RG03) at Turtle Bay today.