Friday, September 9, 2016

HMMA Update from September 8th

The morning began at 0440 with a report of a seal at Paradise Cove. Barbara ID'ed Pohaku (RO28). At 0610 a report came in about a seal hauled out at Kaupo Beach. DB ID'ed Right Spot (R016). Barbara F. checked in at 1821 reporting Right Spot's departure. Melina checked in at 0806 with a report of Nihoa (R912) at Guard Rails. Nihoa was successfully vaccinated by the NOAA team. Nihoa was in the same location on Melina's 1415 check. At 0900 Colleen checked in with a report of Rocky (RH58) and Kaiwi (RK96) at the Outrigger Canoe Club.

Diane checked in at 0923 reporting Lei Ola at the Keiki Pool. At 1055 Colleen reported a "baby seal" swimming near Diamond Head. The seal was heading east. No ID could be made. At 1213 a report came in about a seal at Lanai Lookout. No ID could be made at the initial sighting. At 1314 Brittany checked in with a report of Kaena (RO40) and Rip (RR70) at Kaena Point. At 1405 a report came in about 2 seal at the Mokuleia birth beach. Lesley ID'ed RK36 and RW02.

 Diane checked in via email from Turtle Bay. She arrived at 0900, she found Lei Ola (H48) hauled out and sleeping on the right side of the Keiki Pool. The last 3 days she has been seen mostly out of the water, which Diane believed was a bit unusual. Diane noted on Lei Ola's right chin area there appeared to be mark that looked like a bite. She was still sleeping when Diane left at 1315.

 Carola checked in via email. She checked the beaches this afternoon from Camp Erdman to Hidden/Secret beach and back. Only seal was RW02 at the birth beach, no sign of Ka’ale. There was one lady on the beach sun bathing. Carola did some outreach and asked her to keep a safe distance from the seal, she was understanding and complied. Carola met Lesley at the birth beach she informed Carola that she had already notified hotline.

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