Updated 9:32 pm ET
President Obama failed to go golfing today, deciding to snorkel in Hunauma Bay instead. White House Dossier has dispatched a team of investigators to find out what went wrong.
From the pool report:
At about 1:20 p.m., the motorcade left the president’s rental in Kailua and made a scenic, windy drive about 40 minutes to Hanauma Bay, a popular snorkeling spot. Arrived at 2 p.m. Under sunny skies with faint breeze. Per WH official: the first family is here with the president. No sighting of him or them. This park is closed every Tuesday for maintenance and beautification so first family had it to themselves and entourage. Pool is holding at visitor’s center.
The Washington Post
More on this tragic story as details emerge.
An update from the pool:
The First Family released four green sea turtles today in Hanauma Bay.
The turtles are all 18 months old and were all born on June 26th 2010 at Sea Life Park.
Unique fact: Sea Life Park is the only place that raises green sea turtles in captivity in the US.
All four of the turtles were identified with distinctive markings and have microchips in their rear flippers with a unique ID so they can scan them if them come up on the beach and ID that turtle.