Sunday, October 2, 2016

Species List: 01-10-2016, Drop Off & Forskalii Park, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

39 species sighted at Drop Off & Forskalii Park, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 01-10-2016

Julie, Terry and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 73 minute dive at Drop Off  in water depths from 16 m to 18 m and 1 x 78 minute dive at Forskalii Park in water depths from 10 m to 12 m. 15 m viz, 21 C & 22 C water temp respectively and no surge.

We are out of our dry suits for different reasons and feeling the cold hence the shorter dive times. We went to a shallower dive site for the second dive in the hope of slightly warmer water and gained one degree in water temp. We'll take it.

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

Aegires gardineri -/1
Ardeadoris sp.2 5/1
Baeolidia sp. 1 1/-
Bornella anguilla -/2
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/-
Chelidonura hirundinina 1/-
Chelidonura inornata 7/1
Dermatobranchus oculus 1/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 2/2
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 -/1
Dermatobranchus tuberculatus -/2
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 8/18
Glossodoris vespa 1/2
Goniobranchus geometricus 1/-
Goniobranchus tinctorius  1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 4/3
Goniodoris sp. 1 -/1
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 13/3
Hypselodoris obscura 1/3
Hypselodoris sagamiensis 2/-
Hypselodoris tryoni -/3
Hypselodoris whitei -/3
Mexichromis festiva -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 1/-
Phyllidia picta 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 2/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/3
Phyllidiopsis burni 1/-
Phyllodesmium macphersonae 1/-
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/-
Roboastra luteolineata 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum 7/2
Stiliger aureomarginatus -/2
Tambja tenuilineata 1/-
Thuridilla carlsoni 2/1
Thuridilla vatae -/2
Tritoniopsis alba 2/-
Verconia norba 4/-

Surface conditions

Chelidonura inornata 

Goniobranchus splendidus

Goniobranchus tinctorius 

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Hypselodoris sagamiensis

Hypselodoris tryoni

Phyllidia picta

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Pteraeolidia semperi

Tritoniopsis alba

Glossodoris vespa

Aegires gardineri

Mexichromis festiva

Stiliger aureomarginatus - a pair

Bornella anguilla

Verconia norba


Chelidonura hirundinina

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Thuridilla carlsoni

Baeolidia sp. 1

Baeolidia sp. 1

Phyllodesmium macphersonae

Goniobranchus geometricus

Roboastra luteolineata

Ardeadoris sp.2 - several

Tambja tenuilineata

Goniodoris sp. 1

Dermatobranchus sp. 8

Thuridilla vatae

Dermatobranchus tuberculatus 

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Hypselodoris whitei