Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Species List: 31-01-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

9 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 31-01-2017.

Gary and Elliot on this excursion consisting of 1 x 124 minute dive, max water depth of 7 m, 5-8 m viz, 28 C water temp.

There is speculation that Nudibranch numbers have declined and today is a good testament to that. The warm clear water was quite nice to dive in. During todays dive a 6 foot Barracuda swam around me which made my heart rate rise.

Number of each species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Dermatobranchus funiculus
Godiva quadricolor -1
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -1
Goniobranchus daphne -4
Goniobranchus decorus -2
Goniobranchus verrieri -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -4
* Hypselodoris obscura -7
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sibogae - 1

Dive entry point

Elliot checking out the Fish Cage

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Godiva quadricolor

Godiva quadricolor

Elliot shooting Godiva quadricolor


Dermatobranchus funiculus
Laying egg mass

Dermatobranchus funiculus
Showing blue foot and red oral veil

Hypselodoris obscura


Goniodoridella sp. 1

Pteraeolidia semperi

Substrate where Tenellia sibogae was found

Tenellia sibogae

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Goniobranchus verrieri