Saturday, September 17, 2016

Species List: 09-09-2016, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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

Julie, Terry, Tom Davis on this single shore entry dive of 99 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 20 C water temperature and 5 m viz.

It was nice to be able to show Tom over one of our favourite sites. He has always been willing to show us around when we have been in Nelson Bay and it was good to be able to return the favour.  Our species count is down a little on what we usually see here but we put this down to a bit of sightseeing instead of committed slug hunting.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count.

Facelina bourailli -1
Flabellina angelvaldesi -30+
Flabellina rubrolineata -5
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -3
Goniobranchus daphne -5
Goniobranchus reticulatus -5
*Goniodoridella sp. 1 -50+
Hypselodoris obscura -7
Phyllodesmium poindimiei -1
Pleurobranchus peronii -2
Pteraeolidia semperi -5
Trinchesia sibogae -3
Trinchesia sp. 23 -2
Trinchesia yamasui -6

 Facelina bourailli

 Flabellina rubrolineata

 Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

 Goniobranchus reticulatus

Diver at "Fish Cage"
 Goniodoridella sp. 1

 Phyllodesmium poindimiei

 Trinchesia sibogae

 Terry about to
enter the water

Trinchesia sp. 23