Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8/31/2016 DB'S DAILIES: U/M@Rabbit Island, Kawena@AD, Nihoa@Guard Rails, Benny&Pohaku@CIP, RIP@20MIN, Rock@Hale Koa, BG &Ka'ale & BG@Mokuleia, Lei Ola@Turtle Bay

Marilyn found Kawena (RH36) at her tide pool, on her morning check. I’ve heard that she remained in the area all day.

 Though I arrived at Makai Pier at 0800, it was 1236 before I saw a critter. It was looking like this was going to be another zero day, but thankfully somebody showed up. Somebody is what it will have to remain. This was a probable adult sized male, with 2 red tags, and some algae build up, but he never gave me anything to work with. It could be a coupla’ different possibles, but I’ll wait for tomorrow to see what I can see.

 Having somebody at RI was great, but the highlight of my day came at 0915 when Makai Ocean Engineering software engineer, Adrian Jelffs came out to my office, saying that his friend, Rage Day (howz that for a name !), had sent him a photo of an animal at the Hale Koa in Waikiki.... did I know who it was ? He was suitable impressed when in a heartbeat I said “Yeah, thats Rocky”. Rocky (RH58) it was. He had gotten a great shot of her ventral side, showing her fishing line scar at the corners of her mouth and her left front nipple scar.

 At 0618 Team Billand called with the report of Nihoa (R912) on her 5th day at Maili Guard Rails.

 At 0730 they found Pohaku (RO28)&Benny (RE74) once again at Campbell Industrial Park.

 At 1145 they found RIP (RR70) at the 20Min mark on the Waianae side , KP trail.

 Tammy T., braved the Ka’ena Point trek, and her repayment for that above & beyond trek ?........Zero !!! All was not lost however, on the way home she found Ka’ale & a 99% molted BG (R303) at separate location, Mokuleia.

 Karen Turner shots of Lei Ola (RH48) from her day at Turtle Bay, arrived at 1632. Thank you Karen... Ya’ Done Good !!

 pohaku and benny
 looks like their having a conversation
 oh she's looking good with her new coat
 Love these close up shots of these beautiful innocent faces
Lei Ola
 oh boy got myself a sea cucumber
 yup got me some grub
 guess i'm lucky it didn't explode on my face

HMMA Update from August 30th

At 0816 Marilyn checked in from Alan Davis with a report of Kawena (RH36) swimming in the tidepools near her birth beach. Kawena eventually swam out to deeper water and Marilyn lost sight of her. At 0845 Gayle checked in with a report of Kawena back on the beach within the SPZ. Jon was there as well. At 1055 a report came in about a seal at Lanai Lookout. No ID could be made. Later DB reported seeing Kolohe (RW22) in the same area. Colleen checked in at 1246 with a report of Kaiwi (RK96) at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Steve also responded. Colleen checked in at 2030 to report Kaiwi was no longer present. At 1557 Carola checked in with a report of Ka'ale (RH32) on the rocks east of the Mokuleia pup site. At 1900 Carola checked in again to report Ka'ale no longer in the area. She noted footprints nearby. At 1650 Carola reported 2 seals at 10 Minute Beach. Identification was made with some help from DB. BG (R303) was ID'ed by cc scar on her back and RK36 was ID'ed by the line scar behind right fore flipper. At 1745 a report came in about a seal at Lagoon 2 at Koolina. No ID could be made at the initial sighting.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

8/30/2016 DB's Dailies: Kawena@AD, Kolohe@Lanai Lookout,Nihoa@Guard Rails, Benny&Pohaku@Campbell Industrial Park, RW02@Makua Cliffs, RIP@30min, RK36&BG@ 10Minute Beach, Mokuleia

Marilyn found Kawena (RH36) at her AD tide pool at 0600. A brief encounter with Gayle at midday advised that Kawena was still at AD. At the end of Marilyn’s evening shift. Kawena was in the tide pool nearest wall.

 I arrived at Makai Pier at 0828, but Rabbit Island was once again Monk Seal free for the day.

 At 0900 an guy working at Makai Ocean Engineering came out to my lanai office and advised that he had seen an animal at Lanai Lookout as he drove to work. When I got over there at 1150 I confirmed the Kolohe (RW22) ID.

 Team Billand’s first call came at 0610 with the report of Nihoa (R912) once again at Maili Guard Rails.

 At 0725 they found Benny (RE74) & Pohaku (RO28) together at the lighthouse, Campbell Industrial Park.

 At 1256 the Billands found RW02 at Makua Cliffs.

 At 1327 they found RIP (RR70) at the 30 min mark on the Waianae side KP trail.

 At 1750 Carola reported an 85% molted BG (R303)& RK36 at 10Min. Bch, Mokuleia/KP.

 Last but not least, Happy 14th to Da’ Benny (RE74) !!!

happy birthday Benny 14 years
 pohaku and benny
 benny had company on his b day 
 rk36 and bg