Sunday, September 4, 2016

9/4/2016 DB's Dailies: Kawena@AD, Kainoa@Rabbit Island, Pohaku&Paradise Cove, Rocky&Kaiwi@Outrigger Canoe Club, Nihoa@Guard Rails, RL42@20MIN, KC@Kauai

Marilyn was out the door at 0600, and at 0711 she reported that she had finally found Kawena (RH36), under the bridge on the back roads of AD, foraging amongst the Mangroves. She would ultimately move back to the AD beach area, hauling out 400 yds east of the wall at AD. Marilyn did the SRA. No further word.

 At 0740 I was stoked to see that I actually had an animal on Rabbit Island. It has been quiet of late. The animal was snoozin’ just about the water line, at the far left end of the beach. It would take 4 hours +, but finally I saw Kainoa’s LFF pit scar at 1255. I happy to report that he is 100% molted. He has probably been the U/M I’ve been seeing of late, but today I could finally prove it. He was due to molt mid August, and obviously he did, but somewhere else.

 Team Billand called at 0540 with the report of Pohaku (RO28) at Paradise Cove.

 At 0717 a Colleen Heyer text and photo showed Kaiwi (RK96) & a molting Rocky (D#1), still at the Outrigger Canoe Club. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for those dining at the club over the next several days. Their dining will be accompanied by an aroma that they really weren’t counting on,but who knows, she may got to her friend Colleen’s house to molt. She has done it before !

 At 0947 Team Billand reported Nihoa (R912) at Maili Guard Rails.

 At 1138 Barbara called with the report of RL42 at the 20Min mark on the west side KP trail.

 An 1800 email from Our Pal Val, brought new shots of KC RK28 on Kauai. Some weeks ago Val alerted us to a new “mobbing wound” KC had sustained on Kauai. The wound continues to heal, but another scar is the last thing in the world this girl needs. Thanks Val !!!

 Kainoa
 Kawena 
 Cookie Monster, but did she get the cookies or just going for the wrapper
 nap time
 Rocky and Kaiwi
 Rocky beginning her molt
Nihoa at Guard Rails

 her periscope impression
Pohaku
 Oh crap it's that time again... I go to pieces
 RL42
KC
 even though it's healing... it's just nasty
 she's looking big and green

1 comment:

Christine Vanmeter said...

That picture of Kawena with the trash is a great one to be used on a pamphlet for how ocean trash hurts our seals and marine life. Great pictures as always.