Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Species List: C Spot & Forskalli Park, Currimundi Reef, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, 17-01-2015

24 species sighted at C Spot (outer Currimudi Reef) and Forskalli Park (inner Currimundi Reef), Sunshine Coast.

Julie, Terry and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 72 minute dive at C Spot in depths 18m to 21m and 1 x 107 minute dive at Forskalli Park in depths 9m to 10.5m. Water temperature varied from 24C at C Spot to a tepid 27C at Forskalli Park whist surprisingly the visibility of 3m in the deeper water improved to 5m in the shallower region. This must be related to the silt load carried by the current experienced out wider. Only a slight surge was evident.

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

Cratena simba -/1
Dermatobranchus cf. primus -/1
Dermatobranchus ornatus 2/-
Dermatobranchus rodmani 1/3
Doriprismatica atromarginata -/4
Flabellina bicolor 1/3
Glossodoris vespa 1/-
Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus 2/-
Goniobranchus decorus -/2
* Goniobranchus splendidus -/6
Hypselodoris jacksoni -/3
Hypselodoris obscura -/1
Hypselodoris sp. 2 -/1
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Marionia cyanobranchiata 1/-
Mexichromis festiva -/2
Noumea alboannulata 1/-
Noumea laboutei 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae -/2
Phyllidiella pustulosa -/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/1
Stiliger aureomarginatus -/2
Tritoniopsis alba 1/-

Surface conditions

Marionia cyanobranchiata

Tritoniopsis alba

Glossodoris vespa

Hypselodoris sp. 2

Hypselodoris jacksoni


Dermatobranchus rodmani

Dermatobranchus ornatus - mating pair

Noumea alboannulata

Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus

Jorunna sp. 3

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Stiliger aureomarginatus - mating pair

Goniobranchus decorus

Cratena simba

Flabellina bicolor

Noumea laboutei