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Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #016 - Waikiki Monk Seal & Pup
August 08, 2022

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Monk Seal Gives Birth in Waikiki

A local monk seal better known as Rocky, has returned to Waikiki and given birth to her pup. Rocky is 20 years old now and has given birth to 14 seal pups over the years. They are currently residing at San Souci Beach near Diamond Head and Kapiolani Park.

A plastic orange netting fence has been set up to give the mother monk seal and her baby pup enough space and privacy.

Unfortunately after multiple incidents of people violating this roped off space, and after a recent violent attack from the mother on a swimmer...a visiting woman swimmer swam in a path where the mother and pup were returning to shore, state authorities decided to increase the protective distance up to 150 feet, and stepped up 24 hour surveillance around the area. No further incidences have happened since.


Oahu Aug & Sept Events

Oahu Events have started returning as visitors have this summer.

Farmers Markets were the first to return as they were deemed essential, but now some other social events are returning including Bishop Museum After Hours, Art After Dark at the Modern Museum of Art, Wildest Show at the Honolulu Zoo, Yoga in the Park, Holiday events and others.

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Swing Removed near Sacred Falls

A wooden swing was removed by Honolulu law enforcement that was hung up near the waterfall in the closed Sacred Falls Park.

This popular hike was closed over 20 years ago after a large landslide happened in the area injuring and killing hikers that were in the area. The swing was removed to help discourage illegal hiking to this Oahu waterfall. Hawaii-Waterfalls.html

Magnum PI Gets One More Season

After announcing a cancellation of the remake of the Hawaii series Magnum PI, NBC had a change of heart after a large outpour of love and interest from the community for this TV series to continue.

Season 6 is scheduled to start this fall, with lots of scenes around Oahu I'm sure...

In an unrelated incident, original cast member Roger E. Mosley, 'Magnum, P.I.' star who played helicopter pilot TC, dies at 83 after a car crash.

Discover Yokohama Bay

Discover beautiful Yokohama Bay when you head towards the most west northern tip of Oahu, known to as Ka’ena Pt. Also referred to as Keawaula Beach, this Oahu beach resides in one of the most secluded areas of the island.

Yokohama Bay is pristine, beautiful, and untouched by development for miles around. It is framed by the Waianae Mountain Range in the background. You’ll usually find this Oahu beach empty, with an extensive sandy beach to explore all to yourself. yokohama-bay.html

Do Not Feed the Chickens

You might be warned to not feed the wild chickens that roam around the island.

City officials have posted signs up in 5 of Oahu neighborhood parks (including Ala Wai Park, Kapiolani Park and Kailua Park), stating “Please be considerate of the residents and neighbors and Don’t feed the feral chickens”.

Feral chickens have become a nuisance crowing early hours of the morning.

Pali Highway Closures in August

A resurfacing project will cause closures and traffic delays in both directions of the Pali Highway during weekdays through the month of August.

This could affect travel to the Pali Lookout...

Consider the Likiliki Highway as an alternative. pali-lookout.html

New Aloha Stadium

The budget has been met for a new Aloha Stadium to start construction.

The new stadium will be erected in the same location, after demolishing the old one in place now. This new stadium is scheduled to be completed and ready to open in 2026.

The Aloha Staduim Swap Meet will have to relocate during construction time... aloha-stadium-swap-meet.html

Oahu Popular Shows

As COVID restrictions have lifted and are back to full capacity, larger show around the island have resumed.

Booking for new Oahu Shows and concerts have taken off for Blue Note Waikiki, Slack Key Lounge, Kana Ka Pila Grille, Waikiki Shell, Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Theatre and many hotel live music and entertainment venues. oahu-shows.html

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