Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Species List: Nudi Ledge, Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, 10-02-2014

27 species found at Nudi Ledge, Currimundi, Sunshine Coast.
Terry and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 95 minute and 1 x 91 minute dives in water depths of 14 m to 18 m. 15m viz, 25C water temp and no surge.

Ahh! Good conditions have returned. The winds have dropped to a managable level and the swell has abated. The viz has cleaned up a remarkable amount in such a short time. Species numbers have fallen slightly. The first dive was undertaken on the sandy/silty area below the ledge whilst the second dive was spent up on the top of the ledge. (See substrate pic) We wished we had taken a 3rd tank.

Number of species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Ardeadoris aff. averni -/1
Bornella anguilla -/3
Ceratosoma tenue 1/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/1
Chromodoris splendida 4/-
Cratena lineata 1/-
Dermatobranchus cf. primus 7/-
* Dermatobranchus ornatus 10/9
Dermatobranchus rodmani -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata -/2
Elysia maoria 1/-
Glossodoris vespa -/2
Goniobranchus daphne 5/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni -/2
Hypselodoris obscura 1/-
Mexichromis mariei 1/-
Noumea haliclona -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 2/2
Phyllidia picta -/2
Phyllidiella lizae -/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa -/2
Phyllodesmium poindimiei 1/-
Pteraeolidia ianthina 6/5
Roboastra luteolineata -/2
Sagaminopteron ornatum 5/2
Trinchesia sp. ? 1/-
Tritoniopsis alba 1/1

The dive flag flutters over reasonable 
surface conditions

Mexichromis mariei

Ceratosoma tenue

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Trinchesia sp. ? 
Unidentified so far

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Ardeadoris aff. averni

Bornella anguilla

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Roboastra luteolineata

Phyllidia picta

Chromodoris kuiteri

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Dermatobranchus cf. primus

Terry - Going low and slow

The edge of The Ledge

Phyllidia ocellata

Elysia maoria

Goniobranchus daphne

Phyllodesmium poindimiei

Tritoniopsis alba

Cratena lineata

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Chromodoris splendida

Pteraeolidia ianthina 

Glossodoris vespa

Noumea haliclona