Saturday, July 22, 2017

7/22/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: RL42, RIP(RR70), Ka'ena(RR40), Ka'ale(RH32), Holokai(RG40), Luana(RN58) and a U/M

Today was a good day... no it was a great day.  Team Billand found RL42 today completely molted and WITHOUT a hook !   As DB would say "you done good" !  (both RL42 and Team Billand). 

Team Billand also reported RIP at Ka'ena Point 8:27 am , he was on his back snoozing by the main pool.

As they passed Maili spotted a seal on the rocks. When they got to the site two people were there and the seal was leaving, rolling in the water.  Persistence paid off the seal pulled out on the rocks below and they were able to ID Ka'ale.

Marilyn did the Ka'ena point trek with Diane from the Mokuleia side at 8:31am they found Holokai and Luana together by hidden beach. 

At 9:49 they found they found RIP on the rocks beyond the main pool at Ka'ena Point.

At 10:10 a monk seal swimming from the west, check out the main pool and proceeded to check out the nooks and crannies for chicks as he moved east.  They lost him beyond BG's pool.   (Ka'ena?)

And last but not least Gayle sent a photo of a U/M at China Wall (she thinks maybe it was Buster, but no positive ID).
RL42 - No HOOK !!
 and her shiny new coat
 ready for take off
 ummm maybe not
Luana and Holokai
 sweet !
U/M at china wall!
that's all folks!  thank you for sharing.

7/22/2017 Yesterday's News: Rocky, Kaimana & Kaiwi Video Clip

Thanks Gayle... I didn't see the until this evening.  
Appreciate your sharing.

Friday, July 21, 2017

7/21/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: UU@Hauula, Ua Malie&PO4, Ka'ale@Maili, Benny@Makua, Rocky&Kaimana

Happy Aloha Friday!
We have pictures from TWO pupping sites, cuteness overload!  I want to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful people who continue supporting the blog, DB's posse is alive and well!  

Okay now to our daily sightings... Vicki reported a U/U at Hauula, photo quality and the angle makes it a tough call... anyone want to guess?  Vicki made her way further north to visit with Ua Malie (RT10) and PO4!  She was informed by a volunteer that NOAA has confirmed the pup is a male.  I think this is one of the earliest calls on gender on record!  (If you haven't done the math, it's 2 boys and 2 girls pups so far :-)

Team Billand were out at the closed area at pray for sex, walked all the way out and found two people passing a seal, that reacted to them by leaping and barking. When Team Billand got closer they were able to ID Benny RE74.

Team Billand later reported Ka'ale (RH32) on the rocks at Maili getting slapped by a the rising tide. Little green machine still isn't molting.  

Sadly Team Billand found a dead honu floating in the water. 

On a lighter note Tammy spent a little time with Rocky (RH58) and Kaimana.  Kaimana amused herself with a leaf for about 20 minutes and let Momma know it was chow time.  When they hauled out for a feed they were on the Kaimana Beach side.

Gayle's only find was Right Spot (RO16) at Kaupo, she swam in the shallows for about 20 minutes and left at 11:35 this morning.  

 Benny RE74
 Right Spot (R016)
 Ua Malie and PO4 
 UU in Hauula
 Kaimana (PO3) playing/tasting a leaf
 Hey kid, nice try but that's not food
 But Mommmmmm I'm hungry NOW!
that's all folks :-)

7/20/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: Seals Seals Every Where

Few words lots of pictures and hopefully I got things labeled properly..... Thank you Team Billand, Team T&D and Gayle!  

Right Spot R016 @ Kaupo
UU at Lanai Lookout
Ka'ale RH32
Kaiwi RK96
 Kaiwi's exit
 Rocky RH58 and Kaimana PO3
 Look at me WEEEEEE!
Holokai  RG40 & RK36
RK36 I knew I'd get one wrong... Sorry Ka'ena RO70  RO40 demmit!
Rip RR70
 Luana RN58 & RK36
 Not a seal..... It's a Manta Ray ! Thanks Tammy!