Monday, April 25, 2016

Species List: Moffat Beach intertidal, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Quieensland, 25-04-2016

7 species found on this intertidal search at Moffat Beach, Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

Julie and Terry spent two hours battling the conditions to look in tide pools and under rocks at low tide.  Strong winds (>25 knots) had produced a sizeable swell that made it difficult to access rocks in the lower tidal area and also made looking into the tide pools difficult.  We persevered until searching under the rocks any longer would have meant risking loosing our balance because of the swell.

 Number of species sighted
 * Species with highest specimen count.

Aplysia argus - 1
Berthella stellata - 1
Dendrodoris nigra - 3
Elysia coodgeensis - 6
Haminoea sp. 1 - 13
Haminoea sp. 2 - 1
Tayuva lilacina - 1
"Vayssierea caledonica - 53

 Berthella stellata

 Vayssierea caledonica

Haminoea sp. 2

Dendrodoris nigra

Tayuva lilacina