Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 We did our hike to Ka’ena Pt from the Waianae side today.

Our first find was RW08 “Kerby”, he still has his camera on. He was documented and NOAA was notified. Following on I saw a seal swimming in KPt direction, but we got side tracked by divers far out and lost sight of the seal.

At the point RO40 “Ka’ena” was at the end of the Runway and later moved to his pool.

The surprise was finding R303 “BG” in her pool. That is one very pregnant seal!

On our way, out we met Tracy and the field group. She told us that, she agreed that “Kerby” wasn’t in a good location to try to retrieve the camera or to have his vaccine.

He was in the same place when we hiked out.

We stopped in Maili, saw a foraging seal, but weren’t able to ID it.

It was one of those BEAUTIFUL days in paradise, the ocean was all shades of greens and turquoises, very calm, we could see reefs under water till far, far way.

We even got to see 2 whales blowing, then doing a simultaneous dive.

Albatrosses chicks are growing fast, Shearwaters are already nesting everywhere

 On my way home I stopped to check on a seal at Army Beach Mokuleia and found R8HY, nice to see the little guy back.

Little chicky
 RO40 Ka'ena
 RW08 Kerby

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