Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5/31/2017 DB's Dailies:

Good things happened today. I was lookin’ at Rabbit Island from Makai Pier and RI was nothin’ but birds at 0744.

I did multiple checks at Kaupo Beach Park every so often finding nothing but on a scan at 0830 lo & behold there was a small but showing at KPB.  When I go down there at 0835 I found Kawena (RH36) on the beach, with visible fishing hook and line on the right side. Multiple calls from Tracy, Mark, Hotline were all called, and the game was on. I managed to keep arrivers to say away from the location. When the HMMA volunteer arrived at 0939 she took over and I returned to Makai Pier. NOAA personnel arrived at 1000, and an outstanding operation did the perfect hook and line removal. Kawena departed to the water at 1021. Great job mob, Ya’ Done Good !!!

When I did a routine pan at RI fifteen minutes after Kawena’s departure I suddenly found a small animal just hauling out to Seal Rock Inlet on Rabbit. I wanted to believe that it could well be Kawena, but alas, it was not to be.  The size was like, but I began to seen none of the heavy algae associated with Kawena, and the bottom line was that pesky penis began to show on this animals ventral side.  It would turn out to be RG32 t 1035. He would later be joined be Kekoa (RK72), spending the rest of the day at Seal Rock Inlet.

Also at 0949 Sadie&PO1 would finish a water session at 0949.  They would do 2 water sessions today, and remained at the west end of the beach on RI.

At 0744 Team Billand reported Ka’ale (RH32) at Maili.

At 1100 the Billands reported Kaena (RO40) at the 30MIN mark.

At 1117 they reported RL42 at the 40MIN mark.

At 13454 Team Billand were aware of 2 swimming heads off shore of Campbell Industrial Park.  AT 1354 the could confirm the Pohaku (RO28) off shore there.

The Billands had an unusual find at L#3 , KoOlina with a large Sunfish. DAR (DLNR) came to check on it.

Tammy T.,was on it today.  First reports advised that she had found R3CU and later RI(RR70) at the Main Pool.

At 1215 Tammy also reported Squinty (R330).

Consistent looks at the Instagram sites have provided nothing about Nani&PO2 yet so far today. Still lookin’ .  

Kawena finally in a place to be treated
 that's a long line
 poor baby
 NOAA team to the rescue
 The culprit successfully removed
RG32 & Kekoa
 Sadie and PO1
 looks like the lip is healing
Pohaku and UU
Poor Sunfish
 Well this certainly puts it's size in perspective

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

5/30/2017 DB's Dailies:

My first look at Rabbit Island at 0710 was a bust, however when I returned to Makai Pier at 0845 I found a feeding Sadie(RB12)&PO1) at the west end of the beach at RI. The would remain at the west end, however between feeds and snoozes, the would 30 swim sessions.

They were briefly joined by what would to be Kekoa (RK72) for an all too join. Kekoa would depart and would spend the entire day amongst the rocks to the right of Seal Rock Inlet.

At 1308 Hanauma Bay posse member Kaipo called at to advise that he had seen a lone animal just beyond the east end fence of the HB beach. I went to join him at the bay and we discovered Kaiwi (RK96) out on the east end rock flats, approximately 100 ft east of the fence. Hanauma Bay was close on Tuesday, so Kaipo had the place with Kaiwi all alone today.

The highlight of the day came with a text from Donna with a photo sent to her by one of kayak friends, showing a photo of Nani(RK60),PO2, and Aukai(RL12/13) which the kayaker sighted the tag as RL13 tag. I’d thought that it might have been Aukai at yesterday at RI, but of course I couldn’t prove a thing.  She was not there today at RI, so its possible by her Moku Nui action. You might find it an interesting factoid. Nani & Aukai are in fact sisters to mother of M&M.

Team Billand called at 0948 with the report of RW02 at Lahi Lahi on the west side.

At the 40MIN mark on the west side KP trail Team Billand found RL42.

At 1433 the Billands reported Ka’ale (RH32) at Maili.

Ocean Safety (Lifeguards) called me at 1746 with the report of a new arrival to Kaimana Beach. I contacted the Hotline.

 Sadie, PO1
 Sadie, PO1 and Kekoa
 Aukai, Nani and PO2