Thursday, April 24, 2014

Special Additions

Here's a special treat....  Meli and Kaikaina playing, footage was taken sometime last week when Michelle J. Thank you for sharing.... love love love watching these two young'ens playing.

 ALSO!!! Melanie C sent in a poem with pics... I wasn't able to load the document onto the blog but here is the link for you all to enjoy!  Thanks Mel !!! :-)

4-23-2014 DB's Dailies:

At 0716 I found Sadie & Pup (RB12)(D#20) in the water. They would haul out to the left end of Rabbit Island at 1058 and do a feed. It was a lengthy snooze session after that.
Also at 0716 what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04)(1114) up in the Morning Glory, fronting 1BS. He would later move down allowing the ID. His LFF CC wound continues to heal and now appears as a large black wound, with no red meat showing. He is still not using his LFF.
At 1025 I found an U/F on the water front rocks of Seal Rock Inlet. I saw no tags,
At 1257 RM38 (1300) hauled out to join her. After a few minute of interaction RM38 began moving right and back to the water. The U/F followed . They entered the water at 1314 and I lost them.
At this point I have an "Oooops" to fess’ up to in yesterday’s dailies. I stated that Buster was on Rabbit Island yesterday. That appears to be in error. I nowe believe yesteday’s animal was probably RM38. My pal Joe Libby sent shots of a swimmer in Waikiki yesterday afternoon. If you blow up the "a" shot you can see a partial tag, and a light patch on the posterior left side. This is a Buster (RV08) marker. Libby’s shots show him trying to haul out, or more probably he is just lookin’ for chicks, most probably Rocky. The Billands would report Buster back at White Plains this morning. I rest my case.
At 0646 Team Billand reporte M&M (R020) at the showers, White Plains.
At 0929 they found Kermit (R012) at Wind Sock.
At 1025 they reported the arrival of Buster to join M&M at White Plains.
At 1036 RIP (RR70) arrived to join Buster & M&M. A full blown battle ensued. Buster would depart only to haul out again to #1707 WP. RIP would depart at 1728.
At 1551 the Billands reported the arrival of R018, hauling out to join Buster at #1707.

Once again the Billands are running late. Check the blog in the morning for their day.

 Sadie and pup ... me thinks DB is enjoying his new toy!
 Buster at Waikiki - I had to magnify this photo several levels to realize that is sand... first I thought a wound... then I though some type of debris... but no just some sand. whew! 
 amazing people are just hanging out... like no big deal a 400 pound seal is coming in the water.

4/23 Team Billand

Team Billand witnessed some real exciting interaction between MM - Rip and Buster
 Rip Arrives
 And the excitement begins
 oh no he didn't 
 bite my butt will ya?
 Body slam!
 R018 and Buster
 meanwhile MM is still yelling at Rip
 our beloved mr. Kermit resting over at wind sock

4/23 MM & Lover Boy

The following series of pictures submitted by Michael and Angelica C. They were helping out at White Plains. We know MM and I am going to guess lover boy is Buster... (before Rip arrived)
 so sweet! thank you for sharing
 now that's a look!  a new seal spa treatment

Hot-Line Call - Haupu from 4/22 - U/U 4/23 at Kahe Point

Images of Haupu from Paradise Cove on April 22nd submitted by Kathy O.
I'm going to call this a U/U - call came from Leilani who expressed concern that the seal's eyes were closed. The murky water is from fresh water from a drainage pipe going into the ocean @ Kahe Point

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Another Bostonian and a Hawaiian Monk Seal

Aloha Good People....
I came across this photo earlier in the day, and then it appeared on the news... they said it was taken on Maui... since Mr. Tyler owns a home there.  Either way... way cool to have rock star Steven Tyler showing support for the Hawaiian monk seal....   We really don't know if he's aware the story of the seals... if he didn't before, he'll probably know now.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4-22-2014 Team Billand - Late Day

The beautiful MM resting alone at White Plains
 R018 stops by to hang out with MM 
 hmmmm maybe this wasn't a good idea
 nah.... we're all good
 RIP at Maili

4-22-2014 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Pup,Kainoa,Duke,Buster@RI, T21M@SB, Kaiwi@CW, M&M,R018@WP, RIP@Maili Pt, & Y/N from Kimo S.@KP

It was a bit of an unusual Rabbit Island day. At 0654 I found Sadie & Pup (RB12)(D#19) doing a morning swim session, and Kainoa (RN04) at Right Middle Cliff. When I got back to Makai Pier at 1008 I found Duke (RB12) at the far left end of the beach, and 30 ft away were Sadie & Pup doing a feed. Also at 1008 I found what would prove to be Buster (RV08) at Seal Rock Inlet.

Why unusual you ask ? The "Girl Family" had Rabbit Island all to themselves today. Each and everyone of that cast is the offspring, or the offspring of the offspring of Ewa Girl ! Sadie, Duke& Buster are brothers and sister, and of course Kainoa is Sadie’s pup from last year. Her pup is the newest addition to the Girl Family. Kinda’ neat huh ?
At 0922 I was waiting for the arrival of T21M, and sure enough, out he hauls to the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. I cordoned him off, and he remains. He departed at 1840.
At 1103 Gayle called to advise that Kaiwi (RK96) was at China Walls. Her ID was by the natural bleach on top of her head. When I arrived at 1222 she was still there, but the only marker I could see was her small chest scar.
At 0654 Team Billand reported M&M (R020) fronting #1708, White Plains.
At 0755 R018 hauled out to join M&M within the existing SPZ
At 1354 the Billands found RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.
In the Yesterday’s News department Kimo Smith sent shots from yesterday’s (4-21) trek to the end of the world. He found Ka’ena, Kolohe, Kerby, RIP, RL42, RW02, RW30 & Temp401 with a left eye injury, at the end of the world.
Once again the Billands are workin’ late. Check da’ blog in the morning for their day.

**** got word late in the day from customers that there were TWO seals out on the Moku Nui this afternoon. The Kayak posse had them roped off... so that was good. I have no idea who they were, but I would guess one of them is Aukai.

 Sadie, pup, Duke
 Well this is just silly!  Cutie Kaiwi belly up 
 T21 resting peacefully
 Kolohe and Kerby
 RL42 and Kolohe
 RW02, RL42, Ka'ena and RW30
 RW30 and Ka'ena
 Temp 401