Sunday, August 7, 2016

8/7/2016 DB's Dailies: Kawena@AD, U/M@Rabbit Island, Buster@China Walls, RL42@Makua Cliffs, Ua Malie&PO5@Turtle Bay, U/U@Black Point

Marilyn had the first Kawena (RH36) shift at AD. The little girl played in a tide pool initially but then hauled out just 100 ft east of the AD wall. No further word today.

 Conditions were rainy and horrible in the morning for Rabbit Island observations and then in the afternoon the sun came out but the SW winds kicked in which is minor/minor except if you are at Makai Pier where it was crankin’ 35-40 mph (It’s the Makapuu Notch Affect). As a result, all I can say is that I had an U/M out on the left end flats which I was never able to ID. Probably Kekoa but ?????????

 At 1139 Team Billand reported RL42 at Makua Cliffs.

 At 1149 Dr. Tom sent shots of Ua Malie (RT10)&PO5 at Turtle Bay.

 Melanie Chun checked in at 1348 with the report of an U/U at China Walls, hiding in the Naupaka. At 1359 she advised that she had seen an “8" on one of the tags. When her photos arrived it was a confirmed Buster (RV08). I’d last seen the boy at Toilet Bowl, Hanauma Bay, on 7-26-16. He has picked up substantial algae since then as well as a new wound on his left muzzle. My guess would be that it’s no biggy, but I’ve forwarded the shots to Jessie (NOAA) for evaluation.

 A Diamond Head posse member advised that there was a animal at the Doris Duke Estate, Black Point. I’ve heard no further word.

RL42  on a rainy morning
 West Side gets soaked
 Buster... instead of Buster Brown we have Buster Green
 got a little wound to the cheek

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