When I arrived at Makai Pier at 0820 I found a 15% molted Kekoa (RK72) in the Morning Glory at 1BS. He would relocate to a spot fronting Right Greenery where he spent the rest of the observation period.
Also at 0820 I found a skinny little female that would prove to be Cass (RG06). I contacted NOAA and the team readied a response. They would successfully capture Cass and transported her to IRC. Mark said she did fine on the transport, and is in a tank. Stay tuned for further info as it becomes available.
At 1008 Kawena (RH36) hauled out to Rocky Right Beach on RI. She spent the day amongst the Kawena sized rocks.
At 1018 Kainoa (RN04) hauled out to the far left end of the beach where he remained.
At 1238 Kea (RN46) hauled out to join Cass. Thankfully he did not run her off since the troops were on their way to RI as he hauled out.
Team Billand spent their entire day in the company of R8HE at Makaha. She was apparently moving around a lot but remained in the same general area. Barbara managed to get an excellent tag shot.
Diane Gabriel had a wondrous day at Turtle Bay, from the Keiki Pool, to McKenzies & the Elbow. She and Carola got to spend quality time 3 generations of the R5AY family. A rare day. It began at 1030 with R5AY & Holokai (RG40) together. She said grandson was trying to get close but grandma was all that hot on the idea.
At 1200 Holokai’s momma Ua Malie (RT10). R5AY would move away and momma Ua & son Holokai had a reunion, ultimately moving from the pool to McKenzies, then Ua to the Elbow. Sounded like a warm, fuzzy day!!