Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2/21/2018 Monk Seal Dailies:

Today's dailies are brought to you by Team Billand and Gayle. While Team Billand came across a variety of critters today, Gayle came through with a some good news on one of her sightings.

Let's start with Gayle's day because I know this news will bring much relief to some, (especially Barbara).  Gayle went back to Diamond Head today to check on Right Spot, and sure enough she was there. Gayle called the hotline and within minutes Colleen arrived. They spent time talking with residents and educating the beach goers. While there one of the swimmers told them there was another seal further down, so the two of them headed over and there was Pohaku RO28. !!!!  And based on the conversations she was there yesterday too!  This is great news since she was last seen on the west side and it's been awhile. AND I KNOW, Team Billand has been searching for her.   Very good news!  All in all Gayle had a full day with two seals and catching up with all her new friends. Oops, almost forgot to mention there was one critter on Rabbit Island spotted today.

Team Billand heads out to a Leeward beach and see a seal coming in fast landing and vocalizing. They ID the seal as RN14 Kalani. While they were watching this a "Moscovy Duck" sits to the right and Barb calls him Aflac, then she looks to left and there are two mongoose (Rikki Tikki Tavi & son) peeking through the rocks. ( We may have to rename this to Team Billands' wild kingdom). Then... a second seal arrives. 
Kekoa RK72 comes up on rocks heads towards RN14 Kalani, they have a few words, slap each other a bit and settle down. Both seals remain on site in the same spots even on their afternoon check.

Barbara catches sight of another seal resting in a little water hole, turns out to be Lei Ola RH48. She took forever to move, only after the waves started to touch her, she galumphed up higher on rocks. Hook still snug, behavior normal. 

Right Spot R016
Pohaku RO28
Rabbit Island Critter
Kalani RN14 
 I'm beginning to think Kalani likes hearing himself
Rikki Tikki Tavi
Kekoa RK72
 Kekoa & Kalani 
 Lei Ola RH48


b said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look at this, GAYLE I am FOREVER happy you found Pohaku R028. Yes we been searching all her spots for weeks and coming up EMPTY. I was beginning to think .... she was DEAD!!!!!!!!!!

Pohaku been in our lives since her mom was shot to death in 2009. I was so sad that a man CHARLES VINDIHA of Kauai, COULD DO SUCH A HORRIFIC thing to Pohakus MOM. I vowed to take care of Pohaku IF SHE EVER CAME INTO OUR LIVES. AND SHE sunny morning on leeward coast. She was so easy to iD with so many cookie cutter scars on her very FRESH one that Marylin saw at Kaena Pt at that time.

So thanks GAYLE, for finding that awesome female that went missing for so long. Pohaku chose an interesting spot...WOW.... from Poverty locations to MILLION DOLLAR HOMES. I never been to this area...looks so beautiful.

YIPPEEE, POHAKU IS ALIVE....THANKS GAYLE, you are my hero!!! And thanks to Colleen too...this is BIG NEWS MAN....Pohaku is just fine. Oh my goodness...ON THE STAIRS???
Must be hiding from the Males DA BENNY and DA BUSTER. He he.

I wonder if she will go to KAUPO next? Db saw her out there in 2011.

b said...

All night I thought of Pohaku and YOU GAYLE!!!!

From my heart to yours, GOD BLESS YOU FOR FINDING POHAKU, You have made my mind at ease...Knowing you are there with her, PROTECTING HER and Educating who ever comes.

You are a TRUE VOLUNTEER!!!! You been in this game for years and Robert and I so appreciate what you do for our seals. is so good now that we know, POHAKU is OK.

THANKS KID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!