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
Rip RR70
 Luana RN58 & RK36
 Not a seal..... It's a Manta Ray ! Thanks Tammy!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

7/19/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: R3CU, Benny, Lei Ola, Ua Malie & PO4, Rocky & Kaimana, R5AY

Aloha Good People

We got sighting from all over today... and we have two mommas and two pups.  
First Team Billand was out at Ka'ena Point and found R3CU, Benny at 30 minute mark and Lei Ola at 40 min mark, unfortunately no sign of RL42.

Gayle was out with Rocky and Kaimana and sent us some great shots. She was told Kaiwi left early this morning with some urging (probably from Rocky). Gayle did not see Kaiwi the rest of the day. 

Gayle went out and checked out Rabbit Island and spotted two seals... due to the bad visibility no photos are available.

Our friend Tammy and Dave (Team T&D) went out to check out Ua Malie and PO4.  Word is PO4 hasn't taken a dip in the water yet.... but is moving about and feeding just fine.  I have faith Ua Malie will get PO4 in the water soon enough.

I spied on facebook from Tony that R5AY was hanging out in Hauula today. Good to see Honey Girl looking shiny and new.  

Thank you everyone for your continued support ....  DB would be very proud, and probably a little taken aback by the outpouring of love.

 Lei Ola
Ua Malie and PO4
 Momma is big!  I would say this little one is going to turn out to be a biggie
 Look how teenie!
 what's happening here
 thanks mom... hiding behind your flipper always helps
PO3 Kaimana getting chubby
Honey Girl R5AY
 Hey Grandma looking good!