Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10/21/2014 Lesley's Waikiki and Ka'ena Point Monitoring

As I was getting our the door to drive out to NS to do the KPt monitoring I was asked to check Waikiki for a seal that had hauled out last night. I walked back and forth from WAQ to Duke's statue, spoke to HPD Officer and to Ocean Safety no one had seen or had any report of a seal.
I made it to KPt late. As I drove past Camp Erdman I stopped to check on an again overnighted RW02 "Kauai". He's looking skinny but very handsome in his new coat.
After checking in at Kimo's house and unloading the car I headed out to KPt solo. 
RN58 "Luana" has been hauling out at 10mts beach and that's where I found her. Sleeping peacefully. On my way back she was still there, had moved up because of tide and had a stick fence around her.
At the point I found RK36 "Kauai Kolohe" sleeping on the pebble beach near the water line.
@4:30PM made it back to the house after checking again on RW02 "Kauai PV"
It was a pleasant hike today, among some breef showers. They are lots of big puddles left over from "Ana" as well as some mud.
We'll be back out tomorrow  Aloha,  Lesley

10/21/2014 Pohaku @ Campbells

Pohaku was watched over today by her posse of volunteers.... Early in the day we had Diane T and Lauri.... poor things were out there today without sunblock.... it must have been hot hot hot!  Thank you ladies!  
beautiful picture 

Later in the day.... Angel was there in the late day to watch over this bathing beauty... Angel got some nice shots of the late day sky.

10/21/2014 Right Spot at MCBH (again)

A big mahalo to Tony Q for sending and sharing the photos of Right Spot still hanging out at MCBH

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10/21/2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe,Kainoa,Aukai&Duke@RI, Kea@SB,Kaiwi@TBL, Haupu@Nimitz Cottages, Pohaku@Germaine's

I arrived at the Sandy Beach outfall at 0615 to find Kea (RN46) departed. I picked up the stuff and continued on.

At 0712 on my first look at Rabbit Island I found a 15% molted Kolohe (RW22) at the left end of the beach, and Kainoa (RN04) 40 ft left of 1BS. When I returned at 0900 there were new cast members. Duke (RA12) was now with Kolohe, and Aukai (RL12) was snoozin’ , 50 ft right of 1BS.

Hanauma Bay posse member Martha called at 1057 advising that there was an animal at Toilet Bowl. When I got down there at 1116 I found Kaiwi (RK96).

While at Toilet Bowl, I got a call from Gayle advising that Kea (RN04) was at the outfall, Sandy Beach. When I finally got there at 1159 we cordoned him off. He was still there at dark.

At 0727 Dana sent a text advising that an animal had been reported in Waikiki. She called at 0825 to advise that a search of the area had produced no animal.

Team Billand called at 0745 with the report of Haupu (RB24) fronting #1945 Nimitz Cottages. She was gone on the 1227 check.

At 1305 Diane Terai called with the report of Pohaku (RO28) at Germaine’s Luau Grounds, Campbell Industrial Park.

On a totally different note, I got a call from Dave Smith, one of the Sea Engineering engineers at 1422 advising that he was watch people attempting to assist a dolphin that was in stranding mode. I hurried over , arriving at 1430. The people had stopped, but I observed a dolphin thrashing wildly in shallows against really gnarly reef. I called D. Schofield and got the ball rolling. The animal eventually moved to a sandy area (right where T990 spent a couple of days). Two guys controlled the animal in the shallows, though it was still thrashing wildly. At 1500 the thrashing ceased, and we brought it to the beach. NOAA & HPU personnel arrived at 1530 and assessment and preparations to transport the animal began. The name I heard amongst the crew was that it appeared to be a Pan Tropical Spotted Dolphin. What that means , I have no clue. No further word at this time.

 Kolohe and Duke
Kaiwi at toilet bowl
 Kea at Sandys
 sad day at Maikai Pier - stranded dolphin
 Haupu at Nimitz

Monday, October 20, 2014

10/20/2014 Right Spot at MCBH

Thank you Tony for checking up on Right Spot and most importantly with sharing the photos with us... Looks pretty peaceful over there.... Hope you got to enjoy some time for yourself too.

10/20/2014 DB's Dailies: Kea@SB, Kolohe,Aukai,Kainoa&Duke@RI, RIP@Maili Pt, Buster&Haupu@NIM, Rocky@DH, Ua Malie@HR,

When I arrived at Sandy Beach at 0630, there was Kea (RN46), well up in the Naupaka at the outfall. He was still there on two subsequent checks but on my 1500 recheck he was down amongst the rocks just above the water line. Gayle advised that he was still there at dark.

On my first look at Rabbit Island I found 4 animals. Kolohe (RW22) was the only one I could ID at that time. When I got back to Makai Pier at 0832, all were still there, but now visible. At the far left end of the beach I found Aukai (RL12) in the company of Kolohe. Incidently, Kolohe must have started his molt yesterday. He is a solid 10% today. Kainoa (RN04) & Duke(RA12) were together 20 ft left of 1BS. The entire cast would remain the rest of the day.

At 0731 Team Billand reported RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.

At 0835 they advised that Haupu (RB24) was between the bunkers on the east side of Nimitz Beach. 

The highlight of the day for me, came with the 1542 call from Team Billand reporting that Buster (RV08) was now with Haupu. I’ve been wondering where that boy was after his sighting at DH the other day, newly back from Penquin Banks. Now we know.

At 1500 Dana called to advise that Tony Querobin had confirmed a 50% molted Right Spot (R016), still at MCBH.

Colleen checked in at 1708 with the news that Rocky was on the east side of the showers at Diamond Head. According to the Hotline call she probably hauled out around 1500 . Tanx Eh , ColleenMail at 1900 advised that one of her “subcontractors” reported Rocky gone at 1815.

Email from Diane G, brought news that she and Karen Turner found a 100% molted Ua Malie at High Rock today at 1145. Thanks guys !!

 kolohe and aukai
 so much for the rain keeping Kea in the Naupaka
 I guess it's just a comfy spot come rain or shine
 Ua Maile - look at those rolls !!! she's a beauty 
 Independent young'en
 Rip looking hung over... lol 
 Haupu and Buster
 hello gorgeous 
 going in for a little swim