Thursday, August 31, 2017

8/31/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: 5 U/U Rabbit Island, UU China Walls, Right Spot, Aukai, Rip and Kekoa

Today's Dailies are brought to you by Gayle, Team T&D and Team Billand. Word has it there was a party on Rabbit Island ( a seal party of five).

Gayle reported FIVE seals on Rabbit Island today. Two adults showed up in the later part of the day. Wish we had some clue who they were but it sure is nice to know they are there. Thank you Gayle.

Gayle also found Right Spot closer to Makai Pier in the morning, but a few hours later she decided to move to the right of the keiki pool.

Also there is still a UU at China Walls, Gayle managed to snap a picture then run for cover because the waves were so big. Crazy seal lady, better be careful.

Tammy and Dave were out today and their only find was Aukai at back beach. 

Team Billand found Rip (RR70) and Kekoa Alii (RK72) at Maili today. Both males were on the rocks vocalizing back and forth. Both settled in even while the tide was rising. On their 11am recheck both seals were gone and area was underwater. Other than these two they came up empty despite multiple stops.

Rabbit Island UUs
 Right Spot R016
 UU at China Walls before the waves came
 Aukai RL12
 RIP RR70 
 Kekoa RK72
 RIP and Kekoa

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

8/30/17 Monk Seal Dailies: Rabbit Island U/U, China Walls U/U, Kekoa (RK72), RL42, RJ58

Today's Dailies are brought to you by Team Billand and Gayle.  Thank you for being out there and checking up on our critters.

Gayle found a couple of critters on Rabbit Island and she also found a critter at China Walls. Gayle noted it was NOT Kaiwi, and only stayed for a minutes because the waves were too dangerous. All together we have 4 unidentified unknowns.

Team Billand found two critters today. First critter was Kekoa (RK72) at Maili stretched out on the rocks, sleeping peacefully. He was gone on their afternoon check.

Next find RL42 was hauling out at Makua Cliffs, she's looking good.

In addition I received a couple of Kaimana shots for all you to enjoy.

RK72 Kekoa Alii
 2 U/Us Rabbit Island 
 3rd UU on Rabbit Island
 Unknown at China Walls (not Kaiwi)
Kaimana RJ58
 What a cutie! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

8/29/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: 2 UUs on Rabbit Island, Kekoa, Ka'ale, Ua Malie & PO4

Today's Dailies are brought to you by Posse Pals, Gayle, Vicki and Team Billand.  On rainy days like this always think the seals have a day of peace on the beaches.

Gayle spotted two seals on Rabbit Island today, but no pictures due to the poor viewing conditions. Thank you GAYLE for checking out the critters on Rabbit Island whether we have a photo or not.

Team Billand arrived just as Ka'ale (RH32) was hauling out. He went to his "spot" and stayed. On their second check RH32 was still at the same spot. 

They're next find Kekoa Alii (RK72) up on the rocks relaxing the day away. On their next check he was gone.  Team Billand called it a day noting it was extremely hot. This seal sighting business is hard work.

And the highlight of the day from Vicki who went and checked on Ua Malie and PO2. Still together.... for the moment.

 Ka'ale RH32
 Kekoa (RK72) 
 Mom Ua Malie (RT10)  & Baby so to be weaner PO4

Monday, August 28, 2017

8/28/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: Two U/Us Rabbit Island, Ua Malie & PO4, Kekoa RK72 and UU

Today's Dailies are brought to you by Posse pal Gayle, and Team Billand. 

Gayle sent a shot of Rabbit Island showing a couple of seals. Two unknowns both look young but not sure young enough to be Aka, one of the youngsters looks a little green.

Team Billand decided to change it up today and go for some different scenery. They headed north and visited with Ua Malie and PO4. Upon arrival Ua and pup were together on shore at the Keiki pool sleeping side by side. While the two were resting Team Billand spent a little time cleaning up much of the debris that has washed ashore.  (Never staying still these two) 

On their way back from picking up some trash they saw PO4 nursing to the right of the pool. The two were nose to nose rolled over and went out for a swim Pup followed for a bit and then was distracted by something. Mom kept going at 10:52 am.  (It was reported later that Mom returned, but we're probably getting close to a weaning).

Heading home they found Kekoa Alii RK72 resting on the rock at Maili. He was ID'd by his tags. There was another seal off shore doing 7 to 9 min dives, they were unable to make an ID but determined it was an adult.

 Rabbit Island 2 UUs
 PO4 getting mighty big 
Rob going above and beyond the call of duty
 Unknown adult doing 7-9 min dives