Saturday, February 24, 2018

2/24/2018 Monk Seal Dailies (part 2) Lesley's Ka'ena Point Update

Marilyn, Philomene & I did  the Ka'ena Pt monitoring hike today.
At the point we found RO40"Ka'ena & R330 "Squinty" hauled out on the reef island of the Main Pool.
R3CU was sleeping peacefully on Back Beach.
I took 2 official signs out and attached them to existing poles - hopefully they won't be taken away

The weather was covered and peasant.
Whales & Albatross were active, the high light was a VERY big pod of mixed Bottle Nose and Spinner dolphins.
Unfortunately that also brought a Dolphin Watcher boat very close to the point. It kept going back and forth after the pod, that at that point had separated into 4 different groups.. Hikers at the point were all complaining and upset at how close they got to the animals.

Since Marilyn was on the hike with Lesley, I'm including her photos as well.  

 Squinty R330
 Squinty & Ka'ena
Sign Sign Please read the sign !
 dolphins at play

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