Melina checked in via email. She responded to Maili beach park at 0950. Melina found Pohaku (RO28) hauled out about 300 feet to right of Maili Cove apartment. She is almost finished molting. It appears that only her hind flippers have small areas to molt. Melina put up 6 signs and stayed until 1055. She checked on Pohaku on her way home at 1205. Pohaku departed prior to her arrival.
Carola checked in via email from Mokuleia and Kaena Point. Carola found Luana (RN58), she was hidden in the rocks at her birth beach at 1450. Luana was still sleeping in the same spot when I stopped back on my way home at 1815. Nihoa (R912) was at Hidden Beach. She moved further up on the beach and out of the waves before Carola left. Only a few people out and about, it was raining most of the time therefore people stayed up on trail. A couple of guys had put their towels down near her they told me, about 10 m away, not even noticing there was a seal. When they discovered her, they moved further away from Nihoa. The guys were respectful of the animal. Carola checked back on Luana and was hoping to find Ka’ale. Carola did not find Ka'ale but did find BG (R303) hauled out about 10 m east of where the east fence used to be. Eventually she ended up on top of the white rocks on her back, all blended in and barely visible.