Friday, September 2, 2016

HMMA Update from September 1st

At 0600 Marilyn checked in with a report of Kawena (RH36) at Alan Davis. Kawena was 10 ft above the rock line but at 0630 Kawena entered the tide pool area. Kawena remained in the water when Marilyn departed.

 Diane checked in from 0939 from the Kahuku Golf Course with a report of a sleeping Honey Girl (R5AY). At 1139 Jeannie checked in with the same report. Diane checked in at 1031 with a report of Lei Ola (RH48) at the Keiki Pool.

 At 1217 a report came in about a seal hauled out near the Colony Surf. Colleen and Steve responded and ID'ed Kaiwi (RK96). Steve checked back in at 1753 to report Kaiwi remained sleeping.

 Carola checked in at 1309 with a report of BG (R303) at 10 minute beach. Beach goers stated she had been on the beach all day. Carola provided outreach to people in the area. At 1448 Carola checked back in with a report of Ka'ale (RH32) and Luana (RN58) at the birth beach.

 At 1630 an email report came in about an unknown seal hauled out at Kaena Point. The seal was tagged and sleeping. The tag numbers could not be seen.

 At 1654 a report came in about a seal hauled out at the Hale Koa. No ID could be made. The seal would remain.

 At 1900 Marilyn checked in on her evening check of Alan Davis. She found Kawena (RH36) sleeping on the beach. She would remain as Marilyn departed.

 Diane checked in via email with a report from her morning shift at Turtle Bay. She stopped by Kahuku Golf Course Beach first to check in a seal was in the area. Jeannie had gotten word that her husband had seen a seal at the 8th tee. The seal was believed to have been at that location for about three days. When Diane arrived she went straight down from the 8th tee and found Honey Girl (R5AY), tag 5AZ, hauled out on the reef. She looked good and was in a peaceful place. There was only one other person on the beach. Diane made her way to the Keiki Pool next. When she arrived she found a portion of the hotel side of the fence down and no sign of Lei Ola, tag H48. Diane searched both sides of the reef carefully but could not find her. Lei Ola (RH48) eventually showed up about 15 minutes later in the pool and she promptly hauled out to rest. Diane wasn't sure if the fence was taken down by the wind or a person. Dr. Tom came by and said the fence was not down 2 hours earlier when he come by. Diane did her best to put the fencing back up. Mahalo Diane!

 Carola checked in via email from Mokuleia. She arrived at 1200 and later found BG (R303) at 10 minute beach. Carola noted that BG had completed her molt. Carola also found Ka'ale (RH32). Ka'ale was observed sleeping on the east side of the birth beach among the rocks. Luana (RN58) was also hauled out at the birth beach among the rocks. Both seals blended in nicely with the rocks.


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