All that being said the difficulties of the day pale in comparison to the news from NOAA today, that many or all of you have already seen. The results are back on U’ilani’s death, and as was feared it has been confirmed as Toxoplasmosis. Rather than me prattling on here, I’d suggest that you go to the NOAA Monk Seal Research Program,
Facebook site:https://www.facebook.com/HMSRP ; for the official word.
My first look thru the quadrant was a bust, including Rabbit Island. Gayle also came up zero on her tour of the area.
At 1016 on my 2nd trip to Makai Pier I found a 35% molted Kolohe (RW22), and Kimo Kai (RT12) in the Morning Glory at the 1BS end of the beach. They would be the only finds of the day.
Ocean Safety called at 0915 with the report of an animal to the left of LG tower #41 in Nanakuli. When the Billands arrived they confirmed that it was Pohaku (RO28).
Diane Gabriel checked in from the wilds of Turtle Bay at 1350, with the report of Nihoa (R912) at Right Spot’s Spot. Yes...... this time it really was Nihoa !
Team Billand called at 1756, advising that they had received a call about 2 seals fronting #1705, Nimitz Beach. The Billands responded and at 1826 reported a lone Benny (RE74) up in the grass, at #1705 Nimitz.