Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Species List: TJ’s Boulders, Currimundi Reef and Shelly Reef, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, 21-06-2014

29 species sighted at TJ’s Boulders, Currimundi Reef and Shelly Reef, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.

Julie and Terry were joined by Sue Churchill & Rogan Draper for two dives of 80 minutes and 78 minutes respectively in water depths to 19 metres on the first dive and to 11 metres at the second site.  20 metre + viz on at the first site and 10 metres at the second site, 20C water temp and a slight surge.

Near perfect surface conditions were enjoyed on these dives.  We cannot recall having the visibility at TJs Boulders that we experienced on this dive.  Although conditions were not quite as pleasant at the second site, it was still an enjoyable dive.

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

Ardeadoris aff. averni 4/-
Ardeadoris rubroannulata 1/-
Bornella anguilla -/5
Cadlinella ornatissima 3/-
Chromodoris sp.1 -/1
Dermatobranchus cf. primus 1/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1/2
Dermatobranchus tuberculatus -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 6/2
Flabellina bicolor 1/-
Flabellina rubrolineata 4/-
Goniobranchus albonares 1/-
Goniobranchus geometricus 2/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 7/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/3
Hypselodoris kanga -/1
* Hypselodoris obscura 8/3
Hypselodoris zephrya -/1
Mexichromis trilineata -/2
Miamira magnifica -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 2/-
Phyllidia picta 3/-
Phyllidiella lizae 1/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 4/2
Phyllodesmium magnum -/1
Pteraeolidia ianthina 4/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum 4/-
Tritoniopsis alba 1/1
Tylodina corticalis 1/-

 Goniobranchus geometricus

 Flabellina bicolor

 Surface conditions

 Dermatobranchus tuberculatus

 Hypselodoris zephra

 Miamira magnifica

 Substrate at TJ's Boulders

 Dermatobranchus cf. primus

 Flabellina rubrolineata

 Ardeadoris aff. averni

 Goniobranchus albonares

 Cadlinella ornatissima

 Ardeadoris rubroannulata

 Hypselodoris jacksoni

 Phyllidia picta

 Substrate at Shelly's Reef

 Mexichromis trilineata

 Phyllodesmium magnum

 Chromodoris sp.1

Hypselodoris kanga