Saturday, October 31, 2015

10/31/2015 DB's Dailies: Kainoa&U/M@Rabbit Island, Kaiwi@China Walls, Kolohe@Lanai Lookout, RW02@Mokuleia, RIP&Ka'ena@Ka'ena Point, Pohaku@Guard Rails, Holokai&Right Spot@Turtle Bay, Rocky@Fort DeRussy, Aukai@Moku Nui

Kainoa (RN04) & my usual U/M were the only Rabbit Island residents today. The UM began at 1BS, Kainoa at 3BS. Kainoa would enter the water and haul out to join the U/M. Both would enter the water, and haul out again together at 3BS. They remained the rest of the day.

 At 1128 Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) tucked well into the Naupaka at China Walls. 

At 1400 I found Kolohe (RW22) at the Lanai Lookout Flats.

 Lesley call at 0730 with the report of an over nighted , and molting RW02 at yesterday’s location, at Mokuleia.

 Marilyn would also check on him as she headed for her Ka’ena Point trek. Marilyn was flying solo on the Ka’ena Point trek today. In addition to RW02, she found RIP (RR70) & little brother Ka’ena (RO40) together on the back beach at Ka’ena Point. RIP has begun his molt.

 Brandi called to advise that there was a report of an U/U at Fort DeRussy, at 0946. Brandi confirmed that it was Rocky (RH58). She and Karen Rohter had been playing Auntie today. Rocky was still there at Brandi’s 1700 check in. A check of Instagram brought a few shots of Rocky’s day at the beach. Thanks to Masami Kurosawa, Eri Nishi & Koa Beach Services. Karen Rohter also provided a shot.

 On the same Instagram check I found a shot from KailuaKayaks, of Aukai (RL12) on Moku Nui today.

 Team Billand called at 1008 with Pohaku (RO28) at Maili Guard Rails.

 At 1042 Diane Gabriel checked in with the report of Right Spot (R016) appropriately enough at Right Spot’s Spot, Turtle Bay. Thomas Sperandeo had sent a photo earlier. Diga also advised that Karen Turner was with Holokai (RG40) at the Keiki Pool . Thank you Karen for the shots.

 UM and Kainoa
Ka'ena looking a little chubby
 Rip and Ka'ena
 RW02 starting his molt
 Pohaku at Guard Rail on 10/31  (not 10/13)
 Right Spot
 Aukai on the Mokes
 Rocky at Fort Derussy

10/31/2015 Turtle Bay Update Holokai and Right Spot

Holokai snoozing the day away
 fishermen doing their thing and the kid minding his business napping
 Holokai plaing with something.... trash? cardboard?
 Right Spot has left the windward side and headed back to her old stomping grounds


I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween.....  anyone who is out there today watching over the seals.... thank you for your time and sacrifices!

10/30/2015 Holokai and La'akea

Thank you Tony for sharing and caring !!!
Little Holokai

10/30/2015 DB's Dailies: Kainoa@Rabbit Island, Kea@Sandy Beach, Kolohe@Lanai Lookout, RIP@Ka'ena Point, BG@10 Minute Beach, Luana@Hidden Beach, RW02 near Camp Erdman, Pohaku@Paradise Cove, RL42@Makua Cliffs

At 0823 I found Kainoa (RN04) just moving up into the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. He would later relocate to the water front rocks near Seal Rock Inlet. He was the only RI resident today.

 At 1013 I found Kea (RN46) snoozin’ on the outfall at the east end of Sandy Beach. He has remained the rest of the day. Posse member Jeff called at 1735 to advise that Kea departed.

Gayle & I picked up the stuff and called it a day at 1800. Gayle called at 1203 advising of Kolohe (RW22) on the Lanai Lookout Flats. I was moments away so I stopped in to say Hi to him. Thank you Gayle.

 At 0826 Team Billand reported Pohaku (RO28) at Paradise Cove. Pohaku departed at 1639 per Terri.
They found RL42 at Makua Cliffs at 1428.

 At 1140 Lesley called to advise that RW02 had apparently over nighted between the Lyman Mansion & Camp Erdman. She reported that he was still there as of 1632.

 Tammy T & hubby David did the Ka’ena Point trek from the north side today. They too found RW02 at the same location. On their way in they found a molting BG (R303) at 10 Minute Beach, and Luana (RN58) at Hidden Beach. At the point the found RIP (RR70).

 Gina Walker asked for help this morning, to ID an animal. Her excellent shots show a definite Hawaiian Monk Seal (it’s the shirt). The tag was not quite readable. It appears to be an a kinda’/sorta’ adult female !

Kea at Sandys 
 Sweet..... a monk seal with an aloha shirt
 now we need a crowd to come and take a picutre with this beautiful critter
 BG shedding her skin for a new coat
 RW02 at Camp Erdman
 quite relaxed