Sunday, June 28, 2015

Species List: Forskalii Park, Currimundi Reef, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, 25-06-2015

25 species sighted at Forskalii Park, Currimundi Reef, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.

Julie, Terry and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 94 minute and 1 x 80 minute dives in water depths of 8 m to 11 m. 10 m viz, 20 C water temp and surge.

Having experienced good visibility the day before we decided to try closer to shore on some shallower sections of the reef. We were again fortunate with the visibility and numbers of sea slugs sighted but had to contend with significant surge on the shallower plateau. Although the overall species count is similar more than a third were different to those of the previous day.

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

Aegires citrinus 1/-
* Aplysia parvula 9/7
Ardeadoris aff. averni -/2
Bornella anguilla -/1
Bulbaeolidia alba 1/-
Chromodoris annae -/1
Chromodoris striatella 1/-
Dermatobranchus cf. primus 1/-
Dermatobranchus rodmani -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 5/6
Flabellina sp. 1 1/-
Glossodoris vespa 2/3
Goniobranchus splendidus 3/3
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/4
Hypselodoris obscura 3/2
Hypselodoris zephyra -/1
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Miamira sinuata 1/-
Miamira magnifica 2/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/2
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidia varicosa -/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum 4/2
Tylodina corticalis -/1

Surface conditions

Substrate: 1st dive

Glossodoris vespa

Hypselodoris zephyra

Tylodina corticalis

Substrate: 2nd dive

Dermatobranchus cf. primus

Bulbaeolidia alba

Bornella anguilla

Phyllidia varicosa

Goniobranchus splendidus

Chromodoris annae

Ardeadoris aff. averni

 Miamira sinuata

Hypselodoris obscura 

Aegires citrinus

Miamira magnifica

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Chromodoris striatella

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Dermatobranchus rodmani

Aplysia parvula