Monday, October 18, 2010

Species List 18-10-2010 Shellacey Reef

27 Species found Shellacey Reef, glassy surface conitions, 6-8m viz with little surge. Number of each species found, dive 1/dive 2.
*most species found this outing.

Well after many days of no diving we finally got out. Found Halgerda albocristata for only the second time!! Found out today that Doto sp. 1 actually lays it's egg mass straight out, not round the food source stalk.

Berthella martensi 1 (8th photo)
Bornella anguilla 1
Cadlinella ornatissma 1 (7th photo)
Chelidonura inornata /1
Chromodoris elisabethina 1/3
Chromodoris splendida 3
Chromodoris striatella /2
Doto sp. 1 6 (1st and 2nd photo)
Glossodoris aff. averni 1/2
Glossodoris atromarginata /3
Glossodoris vespa /1
Halgerda albocristata /1 (4th and 5th photo)
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 6/1
Hypselodoris maculosa 1
*Hypselodoris obscura 2/7
Hypselodoris whitei /1
Jorunna sp. 3 /1 (3rd photo)
Noumea simplex 1
Pectenodoris trilineata 2
Phyllidia ocellata 1/1
Phyllidiella lizae 2
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1
Tambja tenuilineata 1/1
Thuridilla carlsoni /2
Thuridilla splendens /3
Trinchesia ornata /1

The Captain thinking about the next dive! (6th photo)