Friday, December 25, 2015
12/25 Turtle Bay.... RK36 or not....
Based on the Dailies and photos from Carola... looks like RK36 was hanging out at Turtle Bay... but a late email from Tony Q shows an unknown .... I honestly am a little confused... but here are the photos of the seal id' as RK36 and the comments and photos from Tony.
This does not appear to be RK36. He doesn't have RK36's line scar
behind the right front flipper. Diane Terai also points out he's
missing RK36's cookie cutter scar on his dorsal. On one of Carola's
photos, the lettering on the tag is bright white instead of faded and
the two sides of the tag are joined differently than the 4DJ tag RK36
sports (compare to photos taken Wednesday 12/23/2015 of RK36's severely
faded 4DJ tag). Before I left, I noticed on one of Carola's closeup
belly shots that there was a large rectangular area where the fur was a
slightly lighter color than the rest of his fur. This reminded me of
Benny's belly shave prior to surgery. The seal also had a crescent
shaped scar on his left chest and a right-angled notch (almost square)
on the left rear flipper.