I got back to Makai Pier at 0845, and the cast remained the same, however at 0916 the U/M from yesterday, and Kainoa (RN04) hauled out 60 ft right of 3BS. Both remained all day. I was still not able to get an ID on this guy, but I did confirm 2 red tags.
At 0943 I got a call from Ocean Safety, reporting that a beach walker had reported “a dead baby seal” on Kailua Beach, in the Kalama Beach Park area. I immediately called Donna Festa who lives in the area, and then Dana, before hitting the road for Kailua. Just as I reached Castle Junction, Donna called to advise that the mystery had been solved. It was a large dead fish on the beach. A lifeguard on a quad had covered Kailua Beach and this was the only anomaly. Judging by Donna’s shots you can kinda’/sorta’ under stand the callers point of view. Whew !!!!!
I returned to Makai Pier. At 1246 on a pan I found Aukai (RL12) on the water front rocks of Rocky Right Beach. She would later haul out to join Kaiwi at Seal Rock Inlet.
Team Billand called at 0627 with the report of Pohaku (RO28) once again at Depot’s , Nanakuli. Mahalos to KellY, Terri & Ralph for being there ! Ralph reported Pohaku’s departure at 1730.
At 1248 the Billands found Kimo Kai (RT12) at Ranches, on the west side.
At 1309 they reported RL42, once again at Makua Cliffs.
The usual Saturday KP trek by Marilyn & Lesley was canceled on account of rain, but the 3rd member of the crew, Ken Tingman did make the trek, slogging thru the mud & misery. He found Luana (RN58) at Hidden Beach on his way in. A Ken after action report to Marilyn advised that he had found Ka’ena (RO40) at the point, and when he got back to Hidden Beach on the way out, he found that RW02 had joined Luana . Thank you Ken !!!
A 1607 email from the Billands advised that “Dada” had reported 2 seals in Ewa Beach. We’ve been lookin’ for Rocky & Buster all day, with no luck. Could it be ????????? Team Billand confirmed Rocky (RH58) & Buster (RV08) at 186i, Ewa Beach.