Tuesday, December 10, 2013
12-10-2013 DB's Dailies: Kolohe&Kainoa@RI, Kermit,Makaiwi,Benny&Buster@WP, Pohaku@Elec.Bch, Rocky@KK
At 0712 I found Kolohe (RW22) at 1BS, and Kainoa at Right Greenery on Rabbit Island. Both would remain all day.
At 1516 I called Linda at the Kokee Flats to see if anybody was in her backyard. Lo & behold she reported Rocky. When I arrived at 1530 I confirmed the Rocky (RH58) ID.
Team Billand called at 0700 with the report of Kermit (R012), Makaiwi(R4DF)&Benny (RE74) fronting #1708 White Plains, with an U/U swimmer off shore.
At 0755 the Billands reported the arrival of Buster (RV08) to #1708. He would depart at 0815 and return at 1609.
At 1330 they found Pohaku (RO28) at Electric Beach.
Rocky at Kokee flats
she has a natural bleach mark on her left front flipper.... if I didn't know better I would say she was related to Kainoa.... which raises a question... are their markings genetic or random?
awww Benny you poor dude... This photo actually reminds be of my old pal Chester when we met
Buster and Kermit... dude you need to brush more often
Maka'iwi and Buster
Maka'iwi Buster, Benny and Kermit
Geesh these guys really like hanging out here.
Monday, December 9, 2013
12-9-2013 DB's Dailies: RM38@RI, Kea@AD, UU@SC, Makaiwi,M&M,Benny,Buster&Kermit@WP, Ewa Girl&Kekoa@RR, Right Spot@TB, RL42,Ka'ena,RIP,RK36&RW02@KP, UU@Aquarium,
On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0719 I found what would prove to be RM38 in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS. It would take a few hours, and a move down to cool off but ultimately the ID was confirmed.
Posse member Susan called at 0919 with the report of an animal at Spitting Cave. I had found nobody on my earlier check. Unfortunately, I had very little time with the critter. I only had 2 ups before it was run off by a dive tour. I can make a list of who it wasn’t but I have no clue who it was. My gut feeling is a possible Duke , but ????????
At 1411 on my 3rd AD check I found Kea (RN46) 600 yds east of the AD Wall. He was out on the water front rocks and virtually invisible to mere mortals. With nobody around I elected to do nothing to draw attention to him.
Team Billand checked in at 0615 with reports of Makaiwi (R4DF) fronting #1708, and Benny (RE74) between #1708 & Tower #2.
At 0933 the Billands reported Buster’s (RV08) arrival to join Makaiwi at #1708. He would depart at 1000, only to return at 1253 .
At 1035 the Billands advised that they had heard from Eileen reporting Ewa Girl (RS00) & her son, Kekoa (RK72) at the Reef Runway.
At 1248 Team Billand reported the arrival of M&M (R020) to #1708, WP.
At 1253 Buster (RV08) hauled out to join her.
At 1325 they reported the arrival of Kermit (R012) to #1708. In case you’ve lost track thats 5 animals fronting #1708 !
At 1158 Cianna called with the report of an U/U at Chun’s Reef on the North Shore. Awaiting further word.
At 1351 Diane Gabriel called with the report of Right Spot (R016) at Right Spot’s Spot at Turtle Bay.
Afternoon email from Kimo Smith brought news of his KP trek to the end of the world. He reported RL42, RK36, RW02, Ka’ena (RO40 & RIP(RR70). Kimo also advised that somebody had put up "caution tape" that had washed down to the water. He picked it up. That could be a disaster , left unattended at that location. Tanx Eh Kimo.... Ya’ Done Good !! nice to hear from you Kimo, been a while ...
Dana called at 1822 with the report of a swimmer around the Aquarium area. The animal hauled out behind the Aquarium. No confirmation on ID, but Jason is on it, and Colleen called at 1842 to say that there had been an animal at Diamond Head today, that was gone when she got there. All this smells like Rocky to me but ????????????
UU spitting cave
RM38 Rabbit Island
Rip and Ka'ena
RK36, RW02 Ka'ena and Rip
oh Benny you're a mess
Benny and Buster face off
Buster and Maka'iwi
it's a seal party at White Plains
Bnny Buster Maka'iwi adn Kermit
Diane G & I combed the Windward side today looking for "Da Girls" R5AY, R010 "Irma" and the kids, alas they were all MIA.
We checked from Kualoa to Punalu'u from the car, then from there the stop-get-out-of-car-check/hike-
On our way back, we checked many seal trails on Elbow Beach/TBR, showing that probably more than one seal had been around. We could see the haul out and gallump back to the water high tide line ones
Calls were made to ask the security to please, bring signs down, since she was at the end of the reef break where many families bring small kids to play in the pools..
The strong rains we have had, have also played their magic at TBR. The wild flowers bloom are as pretty as the ones out at Ka'ena Pt. We saw 2 albatross playing along the waves on the outside reef breaks. Aloha, Lesley
Right Spot resting quietly
I expect to see Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion coming singing over the hill
Sunday, December 8, 2013
12-8-2013 DB's Dailies: Kolohe,Kaiwi,Kainoa&RM38@RI, Kea@AD, Makaiwi,Buster,Benny&Kermit@WP, M&M,Buster@KCG, Pohaku@Sec&Banyans,T21M@Wailupe, Rocky@Hale Koa, UU@Laniakea
I last saw Kolohe (RW22) at Rabbit Island on 11-2-13. He has been chasin’ chicks in the SW quadrant ever since then. To my surprise I found him snoozin’ left of 1BS on Rabbit Island on my first look at 0723. He would remain all day.
Also at 0723 I found Kaiwi (RK96) fronting 3BS.
On a pan at 0818 I found Kainoa (RN04) fronting 1BS on RI.
At 0940 a 100% molted RM38 hauled out to 3BS. He maintained a 25 ft separation from Kaiwi. The entire RI cast remained all day.
At 1035 I found Kea (RN46) snoozin’ on the water front rocks, 75ft east of the AD Wall. I cordoned him off . Thanks Melanie for the shift ! Kea departed at 1714.
Team Billand called at 0650 with the report of Makaiwi (R4DF) at #1707 and Benny (RE74) at #1708.
At 0819 the Billands found M&M (R020) at Kalaeloa Campgrounds. As we spoke Buster (RV08) hauled out to join her.
Cianna called at 0824 with the report of an U/U at Secrets. The Billands reported Pohaku (RO28) at 0837.
At 0923 Team Billand reported the arrival of Kermit (R012) to join Makaiwi at 1707.
At 0923 Dana called to advise that Pohaku was now at Banyans Beach, KoOlina. Dana advised that Pohaku departed at 1804
Lesley called at 1005 to give an update on U’ilani’s activities at the Ala Wai Yacht Habor. She had been reported there last night and today. Last night it was thought there might be a hooking but that proved not to be the case.
At 1046 the Billands reported the arrival of Buster (RV08) to Kermit & Makaiwi’s location at 1707. They reported lots of battling by the boyz. Buster would finally depart at 1216. He returned at 1619, had words with Kermit and moved to Makaiwi.
Cianna called at 1335 with a report of an U/U with a white spot on the head (T21M ???) somewhere between the Kahala Hotel&Resort and Wailupe. Thats a lot of territory, and with the Marathon nearly a mission impossible to get to. To my complete surprise my wife, Marilyn called at 1508 from T21M’s side near Wailupe. When she walked out of the house she was going to recyle bottles. I had no idea she intended to do that. Thanks babe.... Ya’ Done Good !! Photos confirm the T21M ID. Residents put out cones and will monitor him and keep us advised.
At 1414 Cianna called again with the report of an U/U at Laniakea Beach on the North Shore. Honu folks and handling. Awaiting further info.
Another Cianna call at 1459 brought the dreaded news of an animal at the Hale Koa, in Waikiki. Dana advised that it was in fact Rocky (RH58). Thankfully, she departed at 1804, per Dana.
Kainoa relaxing on a VERY GREEN Rabbit Island
This little dude just cracks me up... little Kea
Shaka Seal !!!
a feeble attempt to shaka with his hind flippers
Rocky enjoying beautiful Waikiki...
MM and Buster @ Kalaeloa
How do you do?
Very well thank you!
and how about you?
Well here's our Benny boy at White Plains and he's doing so-so in the middle of his molt
Buster at white plains.... wasn't he just with MM at Kalaeloa camp grounds?
Buster Kermit Maka'iwi and Benny off in the background
Maka'iwi and Buster
and the entertainment begins
What a super seal day at White Plains
great picture... wish i could have been there to experience this action