Sunday, September 25, 2016

HMMA Update from September 24th

At 0623 a report came in about a seal at Paradise Cove. Barbara ID'ed Pohaku (RO28). At 0721 a report came in about a seal at the Keiki Pool. Dr. Tom ID'ed a sleeping Lei Ola (RH48). At 1043 a report came in about a seal at Lahi Lahi Beach. No further word on ID. Marilyn checked in at 1056 with a report of Kaena (RO40), Luana (RN58) and RK36 at Kaena Point. At 1248 Melina checked in with a report of Benny (RE74) joining Pohaku at Paradise Cove. At 1431 a report came in about Kaiwi (RK96) at the Outrigger Canoe Club. At 1623 a report came in about a seal at Kuilima Cove, Turtle Bay. Seal was ID'ed as Holokai (RG40).

 Melina checked in via email from Paradise Cove. She arrived to find Pohaku (RO28) to left side of Paradise Cove lagoon from 1015 to 1345. Later Benny (RE74) arrived coming from the left side of the lagoon. Melina noted that Benny's face was vey green. Benny rested near Pohaku at 1235, but Pohaku was not interested. Benny entered the water at 1258. He left the lagoon at 1305. Chrissy arrived at 1300 and Melina departed at 1345.

 Diane checked in via email from Turtle Bay. She found Lei Ola (RH48) sleeping at the Keiki Pool about 0900. She entered the water at 1216 and exited the pool at 1230, heading east. Jeannie Martinson relieved Diane. At 1300, she reported Lei Ola foraging at the Elbow and at 1323, that she was heading out to Kahuku Point. She was swimming at Mackenzie's Cove at 1400.

 Marilyn checked in via email from Kaena Point. She found Kaena (RO40) snoozing partly submerged when she sighted him on the hike to the point. When we were hiking out, he was just moving to an adjacent pool and we thought he might be leaving or relocating. Then she saw another seal identified as Luana (RN58) coming in from offshore. When Kaena sensed her, he moved from the pool he was in to the pool Luana was in and they interacted for the next 20 minutes or so before Kaena left and swam offshore. Marilyn also found RK36. Seal was submerged most of the time. Seal did swim around the main pool. He left the main pool at about 0955 and headed west and then in the Waianae direction.

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