Saturday, August 27, 2016

8/27/2016 DB's Dailies: Kawena@AD, RG32@Rabbit Island, Kekoa@Maili Pt, Ka'ale@Mokuleia, BG@10MIN KP, Pohaku@Maili Beach Park, Lei Ola@Turtle Bay, RL42 & RW02@30MIN,KP, Nihoa@Maili Guard Rails, Kaiwi@ Diamond Head

Gina had the first shift at AD this morning, and initially found Kawena (RH36) in the estuary, per a text to Marilyn. She would later haul out near her birth beach.

 At 0800 I found RG32 just moving out from his hiding spot in the vegetation behind Seal Rock Inlet on Rabbit Island. He moved down behind the water front rocks, and that was it for the day.

 Marilyn did a solo trek to the End of the World today. Her first text came at 0806 advising that Ka’ale (RH32) was 300 yds west of the KP , Mokuleia parking lot. On her way out she found Ka’ale on the beach, east of the parking lot. Don & another volunteer where on scene.

 At 10Minute Beach on the trek in she found a 40% molted BG (R303).

 Sadly, at the point she got “Skunked”. There was nobody home. I can’t imagine why (see photo). 

Team Billand’s first call came at 0610 reporting Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point. They got a call from Security at Iroquois Pt at 0745, but the animal was gone when they arrived. Security said the animal had been there yesterday, and may have overnighted.

 At 0935 the Billands found Pohaku (RO28) at Maili Beach Park.

 At 1214 Team Billand found RL342 & RW02 at the 30Min mark on the west side KP trail.

 Nihoa (R912) was the Billands next find, at Maili Guard Rails, at 1353.

 A Colleen text at 1514 brought word of an animal at Diamond Head. Photo confirmed the Kaiwi (RK96) ID.

 Recieved word via email , at 0950, that PO5 , RH48 is now Officially, Lei Ola.

BG well into her molt.
 don't you just want to go and peel this off... poor thing she needs to roll around in the sand.
Ka'ale chilling
 Ka'ena Point lots of people... no seals.
 Introducing Lei Ola RH48/49
Ola means "life" and Lei is for a garland/necklace of flowers symbolizing the intermingling of families of HoneyGirl and and her offspring, Ua Mali'e.
 well little girl you got some big flippers to live up to... we'll be there for your journey

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