Sunday, January 25, 2015

1/25/2015 DB's Dailies: Kainoa, Kaiwi & Buster @ RI, Rocky @ Wind Sock

Despite multiple checks of the SE quadrant by M,M&M (Melanie & Marilyn& myself), the only critters seen were my Rabbit Island cast. It was less than stellar conditions once again today, but I managed to ID everybody. At 0924 I found what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04) & Kaiwi (RK96) at the log, 40 ft left of 1BS. At 1419 what proved to be Buster (RV08) hauled out to Right Middle Cliff, on RI.

 At 1250 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal between Sunset Beach, and Rocky Point. Awaiting further word.

 At 1445 Team Billand found Rocky (RH58) at Wind Sock, Nimitz Beach. They reported her departure at 1713.

Rocky at Windsock
 Kainoa and Kaiwi 
 Buster boy at Rabbit Island
 DUDE... !   actually interesting photo put into perspective how big Rocky is.... in that she's in the background.... and she makes this guy look small
 
 hugging squeezing !!! 
 bye bye

Saturday, January 24, 2015

1/24/2015 DB's Dailies: U/M@RI, BG & RK36@KP, 1-24-15, Y/N RL42,RK36&R330@KP

My Doppler done me wrong !! It was supposed to be nice today, but I spent the day wet and cold, and trying to see what that vague presence was out there in the rain. I think it was Rabbit Island, but ???? In a moment of clarity I did see an U/M with a brand new, new coat, but I could glean no further information. I couldn’t see the island, let alone a resident. My guess is Buster but ??????

A soggy Missus Whisperer check in from the End of The World at 0935. She and an equally soggy Lesley had found BG (R303) & RK36, together, high up on the beach at the point of Ka’ena Point. 

Since all the Billand’s critters are in the shop at the moment , they stopped by with the lovely Olivia, for a Makai Pier visit.

 I love Melanie Chun’s sense of humor, and I must share her addition to Team Billand’s Benny capture shot from yesterday. The poor dude was just released on 1-16, and now its deja vu all over again, as Yogi put it so well.

A 1405 Dana text advised that the animals were resting comfortably at IRC today.

 In the Yesterday’s News department, Kimo Smith sent RL42 & RK36 shots at Ka’ena Point from his 1-23 trek to the End of the World,

 oh Benny it's going to be okay... you're just getting a couple extra day at the spa 
 yes Olivia there is a Santa Claus... oops I mean a seal whisperer
 RK36 and BG
 RK36

1/24/2015 Yesterday's News from Ka'ena Point

R330
 RK36
 RL42 and RK36
 RL42

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monk seals relocated in wake of possible spill from sunken tugbo - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Monk seals relocated in wake of possible spill from sunken tugbo - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

1/23/2015 DB's Dailies: U/U@RI, Haupu&RIP@WP, Pohaku@Kalaeloa Boat Harbor, Benny@Nanakuli, Team Billand

Despite Marilyn, Gayle & myself checking the SE quadrant spots, the only critter noted was found on my 1st Rabbit Island check at 0732. My RI time was limited today, but an appointment. I could not see enough to confirm an ID.

 Team Billand called at 0859 with the report of Haupu (RB24) at the fence line, White Plains.

 At 1036 they advised that Benny (RE74) was a Nanakuli. They called again at 1208 to advise that RIP (RR70) had reportedly joined Haupu at White Plains .

 At 1334 Team Billand advised that Pohaku (RO28) was at the Kalaeloa Boat Harbor.

 The NOAA gang was out in the SW quadrant today, and with input from Team Billand, and evening TV News(KITV), it appears that they transported Haupu,RIP,Benny&Pohaku, to the Ford Island facility due to the uncertainty of the potential for the oil spill associated with the sunken tug boat, fronting the White Plains/Kalaeloa area. Check the TV News for further updates.

Benny at Nanakuli... look out Ben they're back
 Here we go again...
 Team Noaa !!!  Here to help out!
 Haupu hauling out at White Plains
rounding up Pohaku 
 hang on
 all loaded up and heading of the NOAA facility until they know what's going on with this oil spill


Thursday, January 22, 2015

1/22/15 Team Billand

U'ilani at home on Reef Runway
 Pohaku 
 or as Barbara described big fat gigantic Pohaku