Saturday, December 26, 2015

12/26/2015 DB's Dailies: Kimo Kai,Kolohe,Kea, RM38&J/U@Rabbit Island, Kekoa & RIP @ Maili Point ,RK36 @ Elbow Beach, Turtle Bay,

I arrived at Makai Pier at 0740 only to find Rabbit Island without occupants. At 0909 what would prove to be Kimo Kai (RT12) hauled out to 1BS and galumphed up to assume the snooze position at the log.

 On a pan at 0946 I found an animal just hauling out to the water front rocks to the right of Seal Rock Inlet. It would take some patience but it would ultimately prove to be Kolohe (RW22).

 At 1014 I found the small green animal galumphing up from behind the rocks of Rocky Right Beach. The animal would move all the way up to the vegetation line and hit the snooze button. It did not move again. I didn’t get a good enough look at the ventral side, so I can’t say that it is the animal from 2 days ago, but it was smallish and green.

 At 1154 on a pan I found Kea (RN46 just arrived to the left end of the beach. He would galumph up to the log, interact with Kimo Kai a bit and then move up to his new hiding spot, behind the Morning Glory at the base of the cliff, left of 1BS, where became nearly invisible. Kimo Kai joined him for a bit, but then moved down to greet a new arrival.

The new arrival would be RM38 who hauled out 50 ft left of 1BS, and began moving up. He is the new & improved model, 100% molted. Kimo Kai would move down to join him.

 At 0920 multiple texts began with Gina Walker who was at Turtle Bay. She was at the Elbow with an animal that would eventually come to be RK36. She said that she had met Dr. Tom who had seen the animal earlier and had seen the 4DJ tag. I subsequently received his photos and in one of them, RK36's signature right side scar behind the RFF is visible, though the shot is very dark. Awaiting Gina’s shots.

At 0933 Team Billand called with the report of Kekoa (RK72) & RIP (RR70) once again together at Maili Point.

 A voice mail from Ocean Safety at 1640 advised of a new arrival at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. Jason responded and at 1757 Dana advised that Jason had confirmed the Rocky (RH58) ID.

Unknown Juvenile
  Kea and Kimo Kai
 What a handsome young dude
 handsome older dude
RK36 at Turtle Bay

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