Monday, October 24, 2016

10/24/2016 DB's Dailies: Kekoa&Kawena@Rabbit Island, Benny@Wind Sock,Nimitz Bch, R8HE&RW02@Kea'aus, Ka'ale& Ka'ena@Ka'ena Point, Kerby@30Min, Holokai@Turtle Bay

To my complete surprise, word came this morning that Benny (RE74) was to be released at (Wind Sock) Nimitz Beach. At 0830 Team Billand advised that NOAA, media & others were on scene and Benny made a beeline from the transport cage to the water.

The NOAA HMSRP , Facebook site:

 as well as a piece of footage I found on Instagram (thank you good soul whoever you are), document the release. 

 Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. I arrived at Makai Pier at 0855 and found a 25% molted Kekoa (RK72) left of 2BS on Rabbit Island.

 At 0958 Kawena (RH36) hauled out fronting 1BS. Both would snooze away this rainy , windy day. My lanai office was no fun at all.

 At 0927 Team Billand reported 3 foraging animals off Campbell Industrial Park. No ID was possible.
Barbara did the End of the World trek again today. On the way in she found Kerby (RW08) at the 30 Min mark, and at the point she reported Ka’ale (RH32) and Ka’ena (RO40).

 Colleen advised that Kaiwi (RK96) had reportedly arrived at Outrigger Canoe Club around 0900 , per witnesses. Colleen confirmed the Kaiwi ID at 1130. Per Colleen, Kaiwi departed at 1853.

 Diane Gabriel checked in to advise that her first look at Turtle Bay was a bust, but on her way back she found Holokai (RG40) at the Keiki Pool.
 kekoa continuing his molt. 
Benny's release !!! 
 Go Benny Go !!
 see ya later... stay away from those dam hooks
R8HE & RW02
 Amazing healing process from day to day...
 this poor seal... hope she'll be done with this soon
 looks like he's a happy camper
 he has lots of scratches in that green will be interesting to see once he MOLTS!

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