Sunday, March 29, 2015

Species List: NW Reef, Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, 23-03-2015

8 species sighted at NW Reef, Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast.

Terry and David on this single dive of 55 minutes, 10 m depth, 26C water temp, less than 5 m viz, and surge.

Poor visibility, surge and the boat dragging its anchor in the swells caused us to cut the first dive short and to pass on undertaking the second. The species count reflects the conditions as does the quality of the images.

The Eubranchus sp. 8 has only been sighted twice before at Flinders Reef three years ago on both occasions.

Number of each species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Dermatobranchus rodmani 1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1
Eubranchus sp. 8 1
Goniobranchus splendidus 1
Hypselodoris obscura 1
Marionia cyanobranchiata 1
Phyllodesmium colemani 1
* Thuridilla splendens 2
Doriprismatica atromarginata

Marionia cyanobranchiata

Eubranchus sp. 8

Goniobranchus splendidus

Phyllodesmium colemani

Dermatobranchus rodmani