Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8/1/2017 Monk Seal Dailies: Ka'ale RH32, & RIP RR70 @ Maili, RL42 @ Makua Cliffs, Right Spot (R016) @ Kaupo Beach, 2 U/U @ Rabbit Island

Today's dailies are brought to you by Team Billand and our Posse Pal Gayle.  

Team Billand found Ka'ale (RH32) and RIP (RR70)  together on the rocks at Maili.  Apparently RIP was relentless and tormenting Ka'ale, by getting closer and closer, each time Ka'ale would turn and bark at him.  Ka'ale tried lifting his flipper to get RIP to back off but as Barbara put it... "RIP didn't care, he got so close to put his big fat head on top of Ka'ale".

Barbara spent 2 and 1/2 hours with the two of them and during that entire time did not see any hooks or fishing line. She texted NOAA to report her findings.

On the 3rd check they were both high on the rocks, Ka'ale still trying to get away from RIP. RIP in his persistence galumphed up to him and put his head on Ka'ale's hind flippers so he had a hard time moving.  Boys will be boys !!  

And then there is RL42 who was alone at Makua Cliffs resting peacefully.  

Posse Pal Gayle found Right Spot back at Kaupo Beach and two U/Us on Rabbit Island.  Gayle took a guess that the adult on the left side of Rabbit Island could possibly be Sadie coming back for her molt. (she's been gone for about 6 weeks so the timing makes sense).  

Honestly, times like this makes me realize how much we depended on DB and his knowledge for dates, birthdays, due dates, and molting schedules, not to mention his ability to ID an animal.  Oh how I miss him! 

No Hooks.. no fishing line
 Ka'ale and RIP 
 Ka'ale letting RIP know to back off
Right Spot R016
 UU o n Rabbit Island 

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