Saturday, October 17, 2015

Species List: La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland 15-10-2015

 Julie and Terry on this single, shore entry, night dive of 63 minutes. Maximum depth 6.1 m, 23C water temperature and 2 m viz.

 8 species found. Not much tidal run in this night dive commencing at 8:15 pm leading up to the high tide.  Other commitments meant that we had to limit the time spent in the water and this is probably the main reason for the limited number of species found.  The list is similar to our previous dive here with the Unidentia angelvaldesi present in massive numbers.

 Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count
Cratena lineata -1
Doto sp. 3 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pleurobranchus peronii -2
Rostanga sp. 1 -1
Trinchesia yamasui -1
*Unidentia angelvaldesi -30+

 Doto sp. 3
 Cratena lineata
 Pleurobranchus peronei
 Unidentia angelvaldesi - preeent
in large numbers
 Trinchesia yamasui
Rostanga sp. 1