Saturday, April 4, 2020

Species List: 03-04-2020, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

13 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 03-04-2020.

A single morning shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Nevar of 133 minutes. Maximum depth 5.2 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 3 m viz.

A dredger is yet still working the other side of the river, yes still lots of silt. Half the species on this dive were bubble shells. The Aeolids came out to play today! And to top it off a new Atys species.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 8 shell -2 NEW SPECIES
Cratena lineata -22
Flabellina lotos -8
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -33
Goniodoridella sp. 8 -1
Haminoea sp. 16 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Liloa brevis shell -3
Retusa sp. 5 shell -5
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -4
Weinkauffia reliqua shell -1

Sunny entry

Social distancing?

Liloa brevis

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Retusa sp. 6

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Substrate top of highrise

Atys sp. 8 NEW SPECIES

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Weinkauffia reliqua

Liloa brevis

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Hard at work

Substrate

Liloa brevis

Atys sp. 8 NEW SPECIES

Hypselodoris obscura

Haminoea sp. 16

Goniodoridella sp. 8 

Substrate yes I remove the fishing line!

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Flabellina lotos

Retusa sp. 5

Tornatina sp. 1

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Species List: 02-04-2020, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

12 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 02-04-2020.

A single solo morning shore entry dive by Gary of 124 minutes. Maximum depth 5.6 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 2 m viz.

A dredger is still working the other side of the river, yes lots of silt. Goniodoridella sp. 1 continues to be the most common...just. Unidentia species were out in force and at great sizes. Cratena lineata was showing high numbers as well.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Cratena lineata -19
Flabellina lotos -1
Flabellina sp. 4 -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -24

Haminoea sp. 16 shell -1
Mnestia sp. 1 shell -2
Retusa sp. 5 shell -1
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Unidentia sp. 1 -19
Unidentia sp. 3 -2

Perfect entry

Substrate


Unidentia sp. 1

Retusa sp. 6

Mnestia sp. 1

Retusa sp. 5

Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 3

Mnestia sp. 1

Atys semistriatus

Atys semistriatus

Retusa sp. 6

Flabellina sp. 4

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 23

Tenellia sp. 23

Unidentia sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Unidentia sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Mnestia sp. 1

Mnestia sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 16 

Cratena lineata

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1