Sunday, April 30, 2017

Yesterday's News (4/29/2017)

Aloha Good People

These photos were taken on Saturday on the Mokulua Islands ... probably not enough for an ID.... and I don't think the critter is big enough to be Sadie....

So it's an U/U sighted out on the Mokes.... 

4/30 DB's Dailies:

It was a tough day at work for my Rabbit Island observations, as well as Marilyn's coverage from AD to Kokee Flats. It was another rainy, muddy day.

At 0930 Kekoa (RK72) hauled out to Rjght Middle Cliff, on Rabbit Island.

I was elated to see the return of Sadie (RB12) fronting 3BS at 1038 She had been out foraging for a couple of days. It was comforting to see her back.

At 0930 Marilyn found a foraging juvenile unknown at Spitting Cave. Observations were limited due to divers in the area. This was a juvenile sized animal, and there was a possible suggestion of a head scar, and no indication at all of any bleaches on either side. RG32 is possible, and the lack of bleaches tends to rule out Kawena. J/U is the best that can be done.

At 1041 Marilyn found Kaiwi (RK96) at Kokee Flats. she was about a third of the way down the flats, from the access steps.

Team Billand had a foraging animal off shore of CIP this morning, but rainy, gloomy conditions made any hope of a ID impossible.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

4/19/2017 DB's Dailies:

Drizzle, north wind, and heat distortion all made a difficult Rabbit Island day. Sadie was a no show today. She had gone in yesterday to go back to putting on the poundage.  Kekoa was the only RI resident today, coolin' in the wet weather at the left end of the beach.

Marilyn got back from the mainland yesterday, and opted not to brave the KP trek today. Instead she covered the AD to Kokee route today, and alas she was skunked.

Team Billand checked in at 1003 with the report of Benny (RE74) at Secrets. He has apparently returned to his west side haunts after a brief trip to Rabbit Island/Kaupo BP on 4-25. I am waiting to see if RG32 went with him. Nothing so far, Benny departed at 1116.


Friday, April 28, 2017

4/28/2017 DB's Dailies:

At 0715 from Makai Pier, I found Sadie (RB12), lookin’ large, 40 ft left of 1BS.

40 ft right of 3BS I found what would prove to be Kekoa (RK72).  He would enter the water and would relocate to join Sadie.  Sadie in the lead with Kekoa following, would work their way down to the water line, and both entered the water .  Sadie was out to forage. I didn’t see them again today

On a pan at 0724 I spied an animal behind the high grass, 20 ft right of 3BS. At 0755 Kolohe (RW22) would move down to the water line behind the water front rocks. His right side NB was clearly visible. He remained there all day.

Gayle called at 1056 with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) once again on the Kokee Flats.

On a pan at 1150 I found what would prove to be Kawena (RH36), hauled out to the far left end of the beach. It would take a while but finally I saw her N36 bleach.

Team Billand called at 1422 to advise that they had found Lei Ola (RH48) at Maili.

Sadie and Kekoa 
Lei Ola

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4/27/2017 Photos from Jason O'Rourke from March 2017

5 boyz
 Kekoa & N14

4/27/2017 DB's Dailies:

At 0720 I found Sadie (RB12) & Kekoa (RK72) together 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. Both would move down to cool off and move again as the tide began to come up. There was no interaction at all.

Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Kokee Flats about 1/3 of the flats, at 1030.

At 0748 Team Billand advised of Ka'ale (RH32) doing 5 min dives at CIP.

At 0836 the Billands advised that Lei Ola (RH48) was Maili.

Todd & Darlene began their trek to the End of the World, via the north side. At 1114 they found RK36 at 10 min Beach. He was there again on the way out.

At Ka'ena Point they reported Rip (RR70) and Aukai (RL12) with his L13 tag. There were some shots of what are sent to Tracy said to be a Molokai possible. <--- sorry DB can you explain what you mean? I'm just a wee bit confused.

 Lei Ola
 Sadie and Kekoa
 Rip and Aukai