Saturday, February 17, 2018

2/17/2018 Monk Seal Dailies:

Today's dailies are brought to you by Team Billand, Marilyn and Gayle.  

Team Billand started their day checking out their usual stops. At a Leeward Beach they found Kekoa RK72 already in snooze mode in a watering hole. Team Billand today included Olivia so they patiently waited and waited but he hardly moved. So they left to check on other spots. 
When they returned they found him with 6 people standing by him. They kept walking past Kekoa, he never took off but was well aware of their presence. Team Billand stayed with Kekoa for 2 hours, a little stressful with people being so close, but kept their eye on Kekoa.  They eventually called it a day.

The only other critter Team Billand came across today Lei Ola RH48. They were careful to stay out of public view.  Lei Ola RH48 is acting normal doing things like snorting, turning over, scratching, tossing hind flippers to re-position her body, and yes she still has a hook.  They decided not to stay long to not draw attention to her.

Marilyn made the Ka'ena Point Trek today with two friends from the Mokuleia side. They found 2 critters at the runway around 10:18 am. RO40 Ka'ena was ID'd by his male belly, partial CC scar near his penial hole and his chipped O tag. R330 Squinty was ID'd by his male belly, small natural belly bleach and natural white bleach on his RRF. They were basically in the same positions when they checked them again at 11:30. 

When they arrived at the main pool at Ka'ena Point at 10:35 they found RG40 Holokai snoozing on the rock reef in the middle of the main pool. One human just had to close for that face shot. RG40 was ID'd by his male belly, his G40 tag and the scare on his face.

That was it for the Ka'ena Point gang, but the day wasn't over for Marilyn. On her way home she stopped by Lanai Lookout. At 16:05 Marilyn ID'd RW22 Kolohe by his cue ball natural bleach behind his RFF.

Gayle also found Kolohe at Lanai Lookout and as she mentioned yesterday the little "punk" is going to spend this holiday weekend hanging out with everyone. Gayle also reported three Rabbit Island critters today.

Yesterday's news, Melody sent a couple of photos of Benny and Buster out at White Plains, as well as catching up with RK36 Kauai Kolohe from yesterday. Her email arrived later in the evening and I didn't get a chance to post.

 Kekoa RK72
 Lei Ola RH48
 no swelling - just that nasty hook
 Ka'ena Ro40 and Squinty R330
 Holokai RG40
 RW22 Kolohe
Rabbit Island
Yesterday's News RK36 Kauai Kolohe

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