Thursday, November 19, 2015

11/19/2015 DB's Dailies: Kolohe&Kainoa@RI, Pohaku@Secrets, Benny@Nimitz Beach, Kekoa@Reef Runway, Nihoa&Holokai@Turtle Bay

On my first look at Rabbit Island I found a 25% molted Kolohe at is usual spot in the Morning Glory, 80 ft left of 1BS.

 When I got back to Makai Pier at 0826, Kolohe was no longer visible, however I did have what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04) newly arrived to the Morning Glory fronting 1BS. On a pan at 0922 I found that Kolohe had hauled out to join Kainoa. Both would enter the water together at 0931, and haul out again, together at 1030 to the same 1BS location, where they remained the rest of the day.

 At 0636 Team Billand called with a report of Pohaku (RO28) at Secrets. Mahalos to Warren & Zuly. Zuly reported Pohaku gone at 1325.

 At 0657 they called with a report of an U/U at Nimitz Beach. At 0732 they confirmed the Benny (RE74) at 1806, Nimitz Beach. Chrissy would advise that Benny departed at 1121.

 At 0934 the Billands reported Kekoa (RK72) at the Reef Runway. Maintenance workers were working at the birth beach, so Kekoa was waiting off shore for their departure. The Billands had to leave before a haul out. While there they made a memorial for Kekoa’s sister, U’ilani, and positioned a driftwood log for Kekoa to snooze at.

 At 1410 Melanie called with the report of Nihoa (R912) at Right Spot’s Spot, Turtle Bay. Carola had apparently taken photos earlier, and Diane Gabriel confirmed Nihoa based on Carola’s shots. Melanie advised that Nihoa departed at 1445.

 At 1432 Melanie reported Holokai (RG40) at the Keiki Pool, Turtle Bay.

 Tammy T., & hubby Dave did the End of the World trek today. They reported RK36 at Hidden Beach. His molt continues. At the point they found Ka’ena (RO40) at Ka’ena’s Pool. Tammy also saw Albatross , as did Marilyn & Lesley last Saturday. They are definitely back.

 Last but not least, yet another Instagram moment of Humans behaving badly. The poor Mokes animal just can’t seem to get a break.

 Kainoa and Kolohe 
 A heart for U'ilani... 
 Big brother kekoa
RK36 at Hidden Beach
 Ka'ena at Ka'ena Point

1 comment:

b said...

Its very disturbing how people treat the seals on Mokes come these folks dont get a hefty fine?

Whats hard about giving the poor seals space to sleep undisturbed. They are protected.

If all could leave them be, they can get a good rest to move on. Please, TRY HARD TO NOT TO DISTURB any hawaiian monk seal out there.

Putting those close up photos, on Instagram...sad. Now all will want to do the same.