Sunday, December 20, 2015

12/20/2015 DB's Dailies: Duke,Kimo Kai,Kolohe,RM38&U/U@Rabbit Island, Rocky@ Queen's,Waikiki, Benny@White Plains, Pohaku@Campbell Industrial Park, RIP@Maili Pt, R5AY&RK36@Turtle Bay

Marilyn, Gayle & I all did passes through the quadrant at various times. The Rabbit Island crew would prove to the cast for today. Observation conditions were challenging to say the very least.

 At 0720 I found what would eventually prove to be Duke (RA12) in the Morning Glory, 30 ft left of 1BS.

 At 0832, post rain squall I found that another animal had joined Duke. It would prove to be Kimo Kai (RT12). Just climbing up into the Morning Glory right behind him was Kolohe (RW22). Just as Kolohe got up there, yet another animal suddenly appeared, coming out of the vegetation , further back. It had obviously been there all along, but was totally invisible to me. Unfortunately I was never able to get an ID or sex on this animal. It moved down and then into the water at 1036, and was not seen again.

 All three of the remaining animals would move down independently and remained the rest of the day.

 On a pan at 1240 I found RM38 just moving out the high grass, 80 ft right of 3BS. He never gave me a look at his ventral, but his molt has begun to extend up the sides. He too would remain the rest of the day .

 At 0637 Team Billand reported Benny (RE74) at #1708, White Plains. Benny would depart at 0702. 

Their 2nd find of the day would be Pohaku (R028) once again foraging off shore of the lighthouse at Campbell Industrial Park at 0928.

 At 1226 the found RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.

 Ola Loa (RG03) was seen at Turtle Bay on 12-17-15, and photos by Diane Terai showed line and possible hook at the left side of her mouth. Since then the troops have been working diligently to find her again, to no avail so far. Folks were out again today, of course. I’m unaware of anybody finding her, but a Melanie text at 0918 advised that Carola was with R5AY, once again at Kuilima Cove. 

Another Melanie text at 1454 advised that Carla was with RK36 at the Elbow, Turtle Bay.

 Ocean Safety called at 1120 to advise of an animal newly arrived to Queen’s Beach in Waikiki, near 2D. Dana advised that Karen Rohter was responding. Thank you Karen for the Rocky (RH58) ID and the photos. Karen reported that Rocky had initially hauled out to the seawall, but later relocated down onto the beach.
 Kimo Kai and Duke
 Kolohe, Duke, Kimo Kai and U/M 
 Rocky girl in Waikiki 
 Sunrise at white plains
 Rip at Maili
 Pohaku at Campbells
 Benny's trail ( for some reason these photos loaded in reverse so this would be at the end of Benny's stay at white plains 
 Benny hanging out at white plains

1 comment:

Madhatter said...

Wondering is Pohaku ok. Seems that she has been in the water for the last three days. Has she hauled out during this time?