Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Species List 12-04-2011 Marias

21 Species found at Marias 24m bottom 17m top, 25m viz, smooth surface conditions. This site has the best Nudibranch substrate...you have to go slow so you don't miss anything! 1st dive/2nd dive.
*most species found this outing

Aegires citrinus 1 (2nd photo)
Chromodoris cf. lochi 2
Chromodoris elisabethina 3
Chromodoris splendida 1
Dermatobranchus cf. fortunata /1 Second one found in 8 years! (11th photo)
Flabellina bicolor /2
Glossodoris vespa /1 (5th photo) Endemic to the Sunshine Coast
Hypselodoris aff. maculosa 1 (7th photo)
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1
Hypselodoris maculosa 1
Hypselodoris maritima 1 (10th photo)
Noumea laboutei /1 (12th photo)
Phidiana bourailli 1 First one found subtidally! 18m (8th photo)
Phidiana indica 4 (9th photo)
Phyllidia picta /1 (3rd photo)
Phyllidiella lizae 2
Phyllidiella pustulosa 3
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum /1 (4th photo)
Tambja limaciformis 1 Second one found in 8 years! (6th photo)
*Trinchesia ornata 7 First time an Aeolid wins most popular! (1st photo)
Thuridilla splendens 2/3