About three days ago, someone reported a strange object off the coast of Puna. It was reported to me as a strange yellow looking type of buoy. I finally got a chance to go down and take some pictures of this thing and it has me baffled as to what it could be.
I got out of my car and tried to take some pictures with my iPhone of the object but they obviously didn’t turn out very well:
I’d say the object was about 200 feet off shore and it was round with some sort of antenna that was about 3 feet tall sticking up from the top of it.
Here is where it is located:
Anyone have any ideas what it is and/or who put it there? From what I have heard… it’s been there for at least three weeks now.
UPDATE (I just received the following on Facebook)
Round-ish yellow buoy, antenna, stationary…my guess is a tidal or weather buoy probably belongs to NOAA. There are some similar to your description near here.