Sunday, October 4, 2015

10/3/2015 DB's Dailies: Kea,Kainoa,Kekoa,Cass&UU@Rabbit Island, U/U (Rocky?)@Kaimana, Pohaku@Keaau's, Luana@Hidden Bch, Nihoa&RK36@10 Min.Bch, RW02,RIP&Kaikaina@ Ka'ena Point, R5AY,Holokai&Ua Malie@ Turtle Bay

The SE quadrant was scary big today, and all spots were impossible for seals and short , fat , bald guys. Makai Pier was just as impossible. My lanai office was unaccessible, so I was doing Rabbit Island observations from the hallway with the door open, mopping the floor each time a wave blasted through the door. The worked okay until one got me around noon. Everything was drenched, but the camera seems to still be working.

 At 0746 I found Kea (RN46) at the log, 40 ft left of IBS, and Kekoa (RK72) in the Morning Glory, behind Seal Rock Inlet.

 At 0923 an U/U (maybe the same U/M of the last few days, but I never saw a belly), joined Kekoa, but would relocate to the Morning Glory fronting 1BS.

 At 0937 Kainoa (RN04) came into view, 50 ft left of 1BS, in the Morning Glory. I had been completely unware of him until he galumphed out of the bushes.

 It was the same story at 0958 when Cass (RG06) galumphed into view from deep in the Morning Glory, 50 ft right of 3BS.

 A DanaTxt at 0812 advised of an animal at Kaimana Beach, Waikiki. Karen Turner responded but the animal had departed. A shot from Brandi Apana proves that an animal was there , near the condo, and while Rocky has to be right at the top of the possibles list, the shot does not confirm that.

 At 0900 Team Billand reported Pohaku (RO28) at Keaau’s.

 Marilyn & Lesley did the usual Saturday, End of the World trek. The found Luana (RN58) at Hidden Beach, and Nihoa (R912) at 10 Min Bch on the way in. On the way out they discovered that RK36 had joined Nihoa. At Ka’ena Point they found RW02 between Ka’ena’s Pool & the Runway, and RIP (RR70) at the Main Pool. On the Back Bch they found Kaikaina (RL54). Ken Tingman got shots of RW02 with a snack.

 A call from Hanauma Bay at 0918 advised that an U/U had swum the beach front and hauled out briefly fronting a lifeguard stand , but immediately departed. Hanauma Bay had been open on my 0630 check, but thankfully, it closed shortly thereafter. It was not a good HB kinda’ day.

 At 1456 Diane Gabriel called to advise that she and Karen Turner were out at Turtle Bay. They reported R5AY at Elbow Beach, Holokai (RG40) mid way between the Elbow and the Keiki Pool, and a 100% molted Ua Malie (RT10) at the Keiki Pool.

Diane Terai had sent shots from yesterday showing a 99% Ua, so being done today was not surprising.

 At 1647 a Ocean Safety call advised of an animal at Kaimana.......again. No confirmation on ID, but again I gotta' put a cat on Rocky.

 kainoa & kea 
 kekoa and UM
Luana hiding at hidden beach
 R912 and RK36
 R912 aka Nihoa
 Nihoa and RK36
 another little one tucked away...
 RW02 snacking 
 RW02 resting
 Ua Malie from yester 10.2 

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