Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7-22-2014 Kauai Maternity Update

KC and PK5 this little munchkin has something to say
 and is pretty good at scaling mom to get to some lunch
 RF28 Pohaku's Boy
 good catch dude!
 everyone is home !
 Rocky's kid... getting big quick
 haaaa love the straight line in the sand
 and we have a little swim session
 someone has a mind of their own

7-22-2014 DB's Dailies: Kainoa,Aukai&Pua@RI, Buster@BH&SB, RIP, M&M@WP, Nihoa@Maili Pt, RL42@Makua Cliffs

At 0617 I found an adult sized animal doing 6-9 minute dives at Blowhole. The critter was gone on my 0900 recheck. The mystery was solved to my satisfaction when, at 1545 I found Buster (RV08) at the far Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. I got him cordoned off. I picked up the stuff at dark. Buster remains.

 At 0706 I found Kainoa (RN04) snoozin’ in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. When I got back to Makai Pier at 0956 he had moved down to the beach front incline.

 At 0956 I found Aukai (RL12) on the far left end of the beach on RI. She would remain there all day.

 At 1132 on a pan, I found that Kainoa was no longer visible. A quick scan of the shallows fronting his location, showed that he and Pua (RF34) were on a swim/play session.

 Team Billand reported RIP (RR70)& M&M (R020) fronting #1707/08, White Plains, at 0947.

 At 1300 the Billands found Nihoa (R912) at Maili Point.

 At 1550 Team Billand found RL42, once again at Makua Cliffs.

 Gary Langley provided shots of Pohaku’s boy, RF28, Rocky&PK4 & KC&PK5 on Kauai from yesterdays trek. Thank You............very much !!!!

 Kainoa on Rabbit Island
 Buster at blow hole
 Buster at Sandy's 
MM at white plains 
 Rip
 Nihoa R912 
 
 RL42

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Article The Garden Island News !

Aloha good people !

Here's and article from the Garden Island News.... thank you Janice C for sending me the link... It's a nice little article about pup explosion on Kauai. Enjoy!


http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/seal-appeal/article_aaddd70a-0f05-11e4-9bd2-0019bb2963f4.html#.U8v9nPL0-fs.hotmail

7-21-2014 Lesley's Ka'ena Point Trek

Kimo L & I went out to monitor Ka'ena Point today

Last night we checked Birth Beach and saw several trails up and down the beach, there were NO new ones today.
 
We found Temp 402 "Squinty" in a new location today. He is looking good
RO40 "Ka'ena" was lounging in his pool
 
At the point RW02 "Kauai" was playing the hippo in the shallow water of the main pool
 

On my way back I was combing Mokuleia Beach, when got a call about a seal at Ali'i Beach. V/C Dana had already dispatched a volunteer. Carola was there when I arrived with T21M. He is looking a little skinny. 

Beach goers and neighbors were very helpful they told Carola that the he had been there since early morning.   Aloha,   Lesley

 Ka'ena 
 RW02
 Temp 402 Squinty
T21 - 
 Volunteer Carola doing some outreach
 dude is getting old and thin.... wish there was some seal geritol we could give him  

7-21-2014 DB's Dailies: Kainoa&Pua@RI, Kaiwi@CW, Kolohe@Maili Pt, RIP,M&M@WP, T21M@Haleiwa, Ka'ena,Temp402&RW02@KP, Meli@TB, La'akea@Kahuku Pt,

On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0705 I found what would later prove to be Kainoa (RN04) up in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS . Now that the birds are gone the seals can once again move up into the cool vegetation.  When I got back to Makai Pier at 0933 he had moved down to the beach front incline where he remained until Pua’s arrival.

 At 1154 Pua (RF34) arrived and briefly hauled out to join Kainoa. They almost immediately reentered the water for a swim/ play session. I had to leave for another call at 1317 and did not get back to MP, so I did not see them again.

 At 1210 Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at her usual China Walls hangout.

 At 1317 a Sandy Beach life guard posse person called to advise of an animal at the east end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1325 the animal was gone. Speaking to the two women and their large red dog when I arrived I got the distinct feeling they had everything to do with the animal’s departure. I relocated to Blowhole so as to get a better overview of SB as well as Blowhole. I remained until 1600 and never saw anybody. My guess was Buster but that doesn’t have to be the case at all.

 At 0656 Team Billand reported Kolohe (RW22) at Maili Point.

 At 0733 the Billands reported RIP (RR70) & M&M (R020) fronting Tower#2, White Plains. The Billands reported the duo’s departure at 1900.

 Dana called at 1706 with the report of T21M at Ali’i Beach Park, Haleiwa today.

 Evening email from Kimo Smith brought photos from the end of the world, with Ka’ena (RO40), Temp402 & RW02 at Ka’ena Point, then at Turtle Bay he found Meli (RF20), and a Kahuku Point, La’akea (RK82. Thank You Kimo!

 Kainoa and Pua
 
 kaiwi at china wall
 
 Rip and MM 
 inseparable 
 Kolohe 
Ka'ena
 Temp 402
 scratches on her belly
La'akea at Kahuku Point
 nice picture.... great perspective!
 Meli at Turtle Bay
 sweet little Meli !