Monday, September 7, 2015

Species List: La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 04-09-2015

11 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Julie, Terry and David on this single shore entry dive of 96 minutes. Maximum depth 6.5 m, 20 C water temperature and 2 - 3 m viz.

For our first dive of Spring we entered the water with great expectations following our much improved immersion of last week however either our searching skills were not up to the mark or the slugs were just not there to be found. The viz left a lot to be desired as well and really dropped off at the turn of the tide. In reviewing our images we were most surprised that the finds reached double digits.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Eubranchus sp. 13  -1
Goniodoridella savignyi   -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1  -1
Gymnodoris alba   -1
Gymnodoris sp. 9   -2
Hypselodoris obscura   -1
Sakuraeolis nungunoides   -2
Trinchesia sibogae   -2
Trinchesia sp. 23   -1
Trinchesia cf. yamasui   -1
* Unidentia angelvaldesi  -23

Surface conditions

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia angelvaldesi - the lighter colour 
form eating the white hydroid polyps

Trinchesia sibogae

Gymnodoris sp. 9

Eubranchus sp. 13

Gymnodoris alba

Unidentia angelvaldesi - the typical orange form

Hypselodoris obscura

Sakuraeolis nungunoides 

Goniodoridella savignyi

Trinchesia cf. yamasui 

Trinchesia sp. 23