At 0917 Sadie (RB12)PO1(D#30) would finally haul out after a morning swim session to the left end of the west side beach on Rabbit Island. They would do an addition swim session from 1115 til 1149 before hauling out to the same location.
Lifeguards called me at 1038 about an animal at the east end of Sandy Beach. I notified he HMMA Hotline. When I got down there at 1238 I found Buster (RV08) at his usual SB east end location. Still nobody HMMA there but advised the hotline again. Have heard nothing further.
Posse member Gayle Matsuda did the paddle to Moku Nui today and was wonderful to seen photos of Nani (RK60)&PO2. Thank You Gayle !!!
Marilyn did the trek to the End of the World via the west end trail. On the way in she reported RL42 & RIP (RR&76) at the 15MIN mark . At Ka’ena Point itself she would report Ka’ea (RO40 at Ka’ena’s Pool.
At 0917 Team Billand reported Benny (RE74) at Maili. At 1326 she would again find that BG (R303) had joined the company of Benny at Maili. So that was the news of the day, but obviously nothing has anything to do with the daily news.
Yesterday’s story is by far what means to be dealt with . Yesterday mid day a call from Tracy to the Billands ask if there was any news about an animal being found said to be have a camera on the back, having been found dead in the Makua area. The shock and contacts were most certainly a nightmare. The tourist callers had reported an animal with a camera on the back. Sadly Barbara hurried back from Ka’ena Point, and NOAA personnel an HMMA folk were said to be responding.
As it turned out the tourist finders had found a dead animal in a lay net at Makua, said to be that the animal had a camera on the back. When NOAA, HMMA, along with the Billands got together at Pray For Sex, Makua to find a group of tourists who had found the animal with camera, in a lay net. They cut the net and alas the deceased animal left the net as cutting, and was lost into the water. As NOAA and HMMA there was only an empty net. Photos had been taken by the finders. Sadly, these shots were last night confirmed by Tracy confirming the Kerby (RW08) ID from the photos. Sad,Sad, Sad !!!!!!!
Kerby was a friend to Marilyn and I from day one of his birth to Ewa Girl on Rabbit Island on 4-20-08, named by me by Terry & Terri Kerby, special water people at Makai Research Pier, who so much deserved that name to him on Rabbit Island. So so sad... Kerby was the first seal pup I ever laid eyes on... I remember it was the day after seal count Ewa Girl gave birth, we were all joking that had she given birth the day before we could have added one to the count. DB, I am sooo sorry I know Kerby was a special one for you and the folks at Makai Pier. Frankly it just SUCKS when we lose one to a net.