Sunday, January 4, 2015

Species List: HMAS Brisbane, off Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, 30-12-2014

8 species sighted on the former HMAS Brisbane (wreck) off Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast.

David on this excursion (buddied with Marina Goymer) consisting of 2 x 55 minute dives with Sunreef Scuba Diving Services of Mooloolaba from their vessel 4 Shore. Depths from 12 m to 21m, 25C water temp, 10m viz and no surge.

With my regular dive buddies enjoying the delights of Nelson Bay, NSW I decided this would be a good chance to check out the sea slugs on HMAS Brisbane. It has been some time since my last dive there. Although the species count was low it was not from lack of effort. Marina proved an excellent buddy being like-minded in preferring to take the time to find and photograph the smaller critters.

No surface or substrate shots - oops!

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

Cratena lineata 1/-
* Gonibranchus splendidus 4/-
Hoplodoris nodulosa -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/-
Hypselodoris obscura -/2
Hypselodoris sp. 2 -/1
Roboastra luteolineata 1/1
Tylodina corticalis -/1

Roboastra luteolineata

 Gonibranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Cratena lineata

Tylodina corticalis

Hoplodoris nodulosa

Hypselodoris sp. 2

Hypselodoris obscura