Thursday, February 4, 2016

2/4/2016 DB's Dailies: RK36,Kimo Kai,Kainoa&UF@RI, Buster@Makai Pier,Right Spot@Sandy Beach,Pohaku@Campbell Industrial Park, R5AY&BG@Turtle Bay, Kekoa,RIP&UU@Maili Point, UU@Moku Nui

At 0715 I found RK36, once again snoozin’ in the shadow of the cliff at 2BS on Rabbit Island. He would move down to cool off and remained at that location all day.

 At 0820 I found what would turn out to be Kimo Kai (RT12) on the beach behind Seal Rock Inlet. He too would remain there all day, but at 1039 he had a guest star join him. It was the small , green , female, with 2 red tags, that I still can’t ID.

 At 0830 Kainoa (RN04) hauled out at the far left end of the island and galumphed up to the log where he hit the snoozes button. He would late move down to cool off, and he too remained all day. 

An Ocean Safety call at 0940 advised that an animal had just hauled out at the east end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 0950 I found Right Spot (R016), and cordoned her off. She didn’t provide much help in documenting her new wounds and scars, but I did manage to document a series of pukas on her belly, which I hadn’t gotten a good look at yesterday (Tracy thought urchins might be the cause), and most notably a wound on her RHF that still appears to be bleeding to some degree. She departed at 1843. Mahalos to Gayle & Marilyn.

 Though it is always nice to have Right Spot down for a visit, the real highlight of me day came at 0902. While scoping out RI as usual, I chanced to spy a seal pop up about 100 ft out from my office. From then until my departure for the Right Spot call at 0940, I was firing away as it would surface after multiple 6 minute dives. I had absolutely no clue who it was, and sadly it was gone when I got back from the Sandy Beach run. When I downloaded the photos and began going through them, I discovered that it was Buster (RV08)!!! The ID was primarily by his left eye scar, as well as an unreadable tag, and numerous dorsal dings.

 Team Billand called at 0744 with the report of a foraging animal off Germaine’s Luau at CIP. At 0751 it proved to be Pohaku (RO28)

 A Diane Gabriel text at 1208 brought word from Don Porter that R5AY & BG (R303) were at the Elbow, Turtle Bay. Don’s shots confirm BG, and an R5AY shot from posse member Joli provided the R5AY ID, by tag.

 At 1330 Team Billand reported 2 foraging animal off shore of Maili Point, and later advised that there were now 3. At 1333 Kekoa (RK72) hauled out to Maili Point, leaving the other 2 out there. Barbara ID’d RIP (RR70) but the 3rd remains an UU.

 An afternoon text from The Donna provided a shot of a newly arriving animal to Moku Nui. Sadly, no ID was possible.

 Team Billand called at 1837 to advise that Benny had just hauled out to #1708, White Plains.

 Kimo Kai and Juvenile Female
 Buster swimming around Makai Pier
 Right Spot... got a couple more marks on her 
 this little crap is pretty cute
 wound on her tail flipper
BG R303
 R5AY aka Honey Girl
 young unknown hauling out on the Mokes
Kekoa and UU
 Rip and  UU

1 comment:

Madhatter from Ohio said...

Wow Right Spot sure is getting roughed up out there. I hope she finds a better place to be. Hope she will be ok.