Monday, July 6, 2015

7/5/2015 Late Night Update

Thank you to Diane T for staying up late and sending these pics from today....
We have Ipo aka RI37
 RI37 infamous scar
 Tony and Howard reworking the fence for the pup zone
 so much work for this little critter

7/5/2015 DB's Dailies: Duke@SC&RI, Ua Malie,PO3,RI37&Ola@TB, RL42,RN36&RW02@KP

It would be Missus W who make the first find of the day. At 0831 Marilyn found an animal doing 11 minute dives sat Spitting Cave. A second call at 0912 confirmed the Duke (RA12) ID, by is right side light patch. On Melanie’s mid day search, he was no longer there, and all other spots were Monk Seal free.

 It was to be a Duke kinda’ day. Despite intern Sam and I holding down the fort at Makai Pier, there were nothing but winged critters on and above Rabbit Island. Finally, at 1403 Duke (RA12) hauled out to the far left end of the beach, and after a recon of the area, he would enter the water and do his cruiser male thing, lookin’ for chicks, working toward the right end of the island. At 1458 he would haul out at Seal Rock Inlet, and by 1508 enough sand had come off his belly to see his signature ventral, mid body CC scar.

 A Dana call at 0814 brought word of Ua Malie&PO3 at the birth beach, and Ola & RI37 a bit further down at the elbow. Thanks to Ken Tingman for today's Ua&PO3 fix.

 Dana forwarded shots from Adrienne Lally’s Ka’ena Point trip today. He shots show U’ilani (RN36) & RL42. An additional video shows what is said to be RW02, by his N62 bleach, but the video is inconclusive.

 duke at spitting cave
 Ua Malie
Ua Malie and wee PO3
 hold on kid
 what's going on here
 mom mom mom... mom i cant' get over this ridge

Saturday, July 4, 2015

7/4/2015 Ua Malie & Pup.... Ola Loa - thankyou Tony Q

Ua Malie and pup
 Ola loa  La'akea

More Pup and Ua Malie

Thank you Diane T for sharing.....

7/4/2015 Ua Malie and PO3.... thank you Melanie

thank you Melanie - this is a great series of pics.... especially the first one ... kids swimming so fast looks like it's going to skim the surface of the water!
 amazing the difference in sizes
 the look of love
 Mom giving you a little push!

7/4/2015 DB's Dailies: Kea&Cass,RI, Nihoa&Benny@PC, RI37@3Tables, R330,Ka'ena,RW02,RL42&U'ilani@KP, Ua Malie,PO3& La'akea@TB, 7-4-15 / YN, Kaiwi,R330,RIP&RW02

At 0840 I found Kea (RN46) fronting Left Greenery, on Rabbit Island. He would snooze away the day there. It would be 1139 before I saw my next critter. On a routine pan I happened to see a glint, down in a tide pool left of Seal Rock Inlet. It would prove to be Cass (RG06). She would move up briefly on her way to the next tide pool, but it was enough to get the ID. That was the SE quadrant cast for the day. Thanks to Gayle for the usual rounds.

 At 0645 Team Billand reported Nihoa (R912) at Paradise Cove.

 Dana called at 0925 to advise that Benny (RE74) had joined Nihoa.

 Thanks to Nancy,Ralph, Jean,Terri & of course the Billands, from Nihoa & Benny !

 Also on that call Dana advised that RI37 was at 3 Tables today.

 Marilyn & Lesley did the usual Saturday trudge to the End of the World. They were rewarded with 5 animals. R330, Ka’ena (RO40), RW02, RL42 & Ui’lani (RN36).

 In the Yesterday’s News department, Ken Tingman had gone out late yesterday to KP, and reported Kaiwi (RK96), R330, RIP (RR70) & RW02. Melanie checked in at 1509 to advise that Ua Malie & PO3 were at the birth site, and La’akea (RK82) was at Elbow Beach, Turtle Bay.

 Diane Pike checked in from the wilds of Molokai to provide shots of Mama RW30, and her son, PM5. Thank You Diane !!

 Last but not least, it’s the 4th of July and that means a Happy 2nd Birthday to Kea (RN46) !!

 Happy Birthday Kea... everyone else gets cupcakes and pies.... but you little get the sky lit up! 
 RW30 and PM5 from out Molokai buddy Diane T
 super green !! wow
Here's Beny !!! wasn't someone just asking were's Benny?
 Benny and Nihoa at paradise cove
everyone in the water!