Friday, May 29, 2015

5/29/2015 DB's Dailies: PO2&RM38@RI, Kaiwi@BF, U'ilani@RR, Right Spot@Sunset Beach

Marilyn did a Kaimana Beach check at 0646 on her way to work. The animal (Rocky ? ) was gone. She picked up the equipment. Andy told her later that the animal had actually departed an hour after arriving last night.

 At 0736 I found Kaiwi (RK96) at Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout. She remained all day. Gayle and I were watching as she departed at 1828.

 At 0859 I found RM38 on the water front rocks of Seal Rock Inlet, on Rabbit Island. He would cruise the RI beach front in the afternoon, stopping to check PO2, from the water line, twice, but never hauled out.

 At 0919 PO2 hauled out to the left end of the beach on RI. I was still unable to confirm a sex.

 At 1432 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal just hauling out to the east end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived the animal was gone. The lifeguard advised that it had hauled out just briefly, and the adoring hordes cause the quick departure. I relocated to the Blowhole Lookout and got a quick glimpse of an animal , but did not see it again.

 Whether its connected or not we’ll never know, but at 1718 I got a call from Hanauma Bay reporting an animal just hauling out. I arrived at 1725, to find that the animal was gone. Lifeguards said it hauled out just briefly at the east end, then swam the beach front, and exited the cable channel.

 Tracy called at 0759 this morning advising that NOAA personnel where heading to Ka’ena Point following the report of Ka’ena (RO40) with a hook. Though they found RW02 & RK36 at the point, and RIP (RR70) at the 20 minute mark on the Waianae side trail, they did not see Ka’ena. The hunt will continue tomorrow. He is said to have a circle hook at the right corner of his mouth.

 Team Billand reported U’ilani (RN36) at the Reef Runway, at 0930.

 At 1100 they found Kolohe (RW22) At Guard Rails.

 Thomas Sperandeo sent photos of an U/F at Sunset Beach today. He thought it was the same animal from yesterday. The photos confirm a female. An early evening talk with Dana advised that Jeanne Martinson had confirmed the animal as Right Spot (R016) this morning.

 Weaner PO2 
 RM38 and PO2
 she's growing up!
 kimo kai
 U'ilani at Reef runway
little miss green
u/f Sunset Beach

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5/27/2015 DB's Dailies: PO2,RM38,Aukai&Kainoa@RI, Buster@SB, Kaiwi@CW, Nihoa&Kolohe@Maipalaoa, RL42@Makua Cliffs, RIP@Keaau's, Kimo Kai@Lahilahi, Benny@3Tables, UU@Kaimana, UU@Sunset Beach

At 0636 I found Aukai (RL12) snoozin’ in the Morning Glory, at 3BS on RI.

 At 0934, what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04) hauled out to Seal Rock Inlet, on RI.

 At 1005 RM38 hauled out to join Aukai at 3BS. He would stay most of the day, but in the afternoon, entered the water and hauled out again to join Kainoa at Seal Rock Inlet.

 At 1014 Weaner, PO2 hauled out to 1BS on RI. I think I saw what I needed to see, but have sent shots to senseis Obi-wan & Yoda at the office to get their opinions.

 At 1156 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1210, I found, confirmed & cordoned off Buster (RV08). Buster remains a dark. 

Melanie called at 1158 with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at China Walls.

 Team Billand called at 0636 with the report of Nihoa (R912) under the bridge at Maipalaoa Canal. At 1009 Kolohe (RW22) would haul out to join her. NOAA personnel would haze both from the mouth of the canal at 1041.

 At 1432 the Billands found RL42 at Makua Cliffs. She remained though there was some harassment observed.

 At 1450 they reported RIP (RR70) at Keaau’s

 At 1526 the Billands found Kimo Kai (RT12) at LahiLahi

 Jeanne Martinson found Benny (RE74) once again at 3 Tables on the North Shore.

 here's the belly shot.... who wants to take a guess before it's announced?
 RM38 and Aukai 
 Benny at 3 Tables
 UU #1 at Kaimana
 UU #2 at Sunset
 Buster at Sandy's
 Buster and a butt
Kimo Kai giving us a tail's up
 hmmmmm okay too close... but better he's on this end of the fishing pole than the other.
 Nihoa and Kolohe
 kolohe working on his romance skills
 he needs to learn you don't go after her if she's pregnant... you wait until after she has the pup.
 Nihoa R912
 hmmm too bad she didn't charge him so he could fall into the water
 humans! such a pain.

5/26/2015 Pohaku Gives Birth on Kauai

Aloha Good People!
We have great news from the garden isle.... our lovely Pohaku RO28 gave birth today on Kauai... Mom and pup are doing great and of course are under the loving care of the wonderful volunteers and our pal Val on Kauai...  Meet PK3
 this little one has a natural bleach mark on the tip of it's flipper!