Sunday, November 8, 2015

11/8/2015 DB's Dailies: Kolohe&Kimo Kai@Rabbit Island, Pohaku@Campbell Industrial Park, Kaikaina@ Marconi Rd, Benny@Paradise Cove, U'ilani@Ala Wai Harbor,

I arrived at Makai Pier at 0740 to find an empty Rabbit Island. Thankfully, that changed at 1002 when on a routine pan I found Kolohe (RW22) newly arrived fronting 1BS. He would move up to the log, 40 ft left of 1BS for a Morning Glory snooze. He would move down to cool off at 1100.

 On a pan at 1148 I found what would prove to be Kimo Kai (RT10) just hauling out fronting Kolohe. When he moved up, Kolohe made I abundantly clear that he was in no mood to chat, and Kimo Kai moved off to the right, and maintained a respectful distance the rest of the day.

 Mahalos to Marilyn, Melanie & Gayle for their hunts through the SE quadrant.

 At 1032 Team Billand checked in with the report of Pohaku (RO28) at Palm Grove, Campbell Industrial Park.

 Sadly, I must report that Dana called at 1310 with the report of the body of three year old, female, Kaikaina (RL54) having been found in the Marconi Rd area between Turtle Bay and Kahuku. NOAA personnel have recovered her body, and a necropsy is underway at this time. (a late email from Dana indicated a necropsy may not be possible based on the condition of the remains) It is tragic news for all of us, but my heart goes out especially to all those aunties & uncles who were on the front line with her for all those days, weeks, months & years .  I too am extremely saddened by this news and would like to extend my heartfelt thoughts to all those who were involved watching over her.... especially my good friend Diane.... I am so sorry.

 At 1519 Dana reported an animal at Paradise Cove. At 1525 she confirmed the Benny (RE74) ID. 

Also on the 1519 text Dana advised that an animal had been reported swimming in the Ala Wai Harbor. Colleen called at 1605 confirming that it was U’ilani (RN36) in the Harbor. She has been a regular there for quite some time, though it has been a while since she has been there.

 Kolohe and Kimo Kai
U'ilani visiting the Ala Wai Harbor


b said...

Hearing of the tragic loss about Kaikaina....TRAGIC. Only three years old, just getting to be an adult. Its not fair, its not fair.

To Diane Gabriel, Karen Turner and all the rest of the volunteers, Rob and I are so sorry.

Praying for you all..........death is never an easy thing to go through, NEVER.

Now, R5AY has lost two kids...HOKU to a net in 2008, Kaikaina to who knows what. Her other daughter Ipo I37, cant have pups that live. R5AY has had many battles herself.

Sometimes I wonder if, R5AY knows about her pups death?

God Bless, to all involved with Kaikainas life. We are so very sorry.

b said...

Sadly they never reported MELI for months...where did she go to ???? God keep her safe, if she is alive.

Sorry North Shore volunteers......

b said...

Love and Miss You, U ilani. Prayers.