Friday, May 26, 2017

Species List: 27-05-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

9 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 27-05-2017

A single shore entry night dive by Gary and Elliot of 110 minutes. Maximum depth 6.1 m, 22 C water temperature and up to 3 m viz.

Early morning, before sun-up, getting ready. The usual species. Seems like Flabellina rubrolineata numbers have dropped. Surprise to find Flabellina angelvaldesi.  No night species to see.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -2
Flabellina angelvaldesi -2
Flabellina rubrolineata -5
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -20
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Pteraeolidia semperi -20
Tenellia sp. 23 -2

Flabellina angelvaldesi

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sp. 23

Pteraeolidia semperi

Pteraeolidia semperi

Pteraeolidia semperi

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina rubrolineata

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Species List: 17-05-2017, Shelly Beach intertidal platform, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

3 species sighted at Shelly Beach intertidal platform, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 23-05-2017

A beautiful day to go exploring in the intertidal zone and try getting up close and personal.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aplysia argus 5
* Haminoea sp. 1 +50
Elysia coodgeensis 12

Shelly Beach intertidal platform

Shelly Beach intertidal platform

Haminoea sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 1 mating pair


Haminoea sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 1 mating pair



Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus pond

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

2 Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus

Aplysia argus territory

Elysia coodgeensis

Elysia coodgeensis

Elysia coodgeensis and Haminoea sp. 1