The Makai Pier day was brightened significantly by the arrival of UH Journalism student Annabelle Lejeune who came to pick what is left of my remaining brain cells, about Monk Seals for a story she is doing. She has been duly sworn in as a posse member and should prove a valuable asset out on the beaches.
A Dana text at 0759 brought word, and photos of an animal at Access #186D, in Ewa Beach. It appeared to be Rocky (RH58). This was confirmed by the Billands at 0843. A neighbor said that she has been there a couple of days.
The Billands reported Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point, as well as another animal foraging off shore. That animal hauled out at 1125 and proved to be Kolohe (RW22).
Team Billand found Benny (RE74) at Keaau’s at 1233.
Dr. Tom provided shots of RK36 (4DJ) at the Elbow, Turtle Bay. I thought that was RK36 in Tom’s shots from yesterday, but couldn’t be certain. Today’s ID was by tag and by his signature right side scar, behind the RFF.