Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Species List: 11-02-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

14 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 11-02-2017

Julie, Terry and David were again joined by Sue and Rogan on this single shore entry night dive, of 111 minutes. Maximum depth 6.9 m, 28 C water temperature and up to 3 m viz.

With a high tide predicted at 20:30 hours it was a great opportunity to enjoy a true night dive. Whilst there were not great numbers of sea slugs to see the Atagema spongiosa was an excellent find being a new addition to our river list. Many crustaceans delighted us with their antics.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count.

Atagema spongiosa -1
Atys semistriatus -1
Chelidonura fulvipunctata -1
Dendrodoris fumata -1
Discodoris cebuensis -1
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -1
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniodoridella sp. 4 -1
Hydatina physis -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Lomanotus sp. 4 -2
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
* Pteraeolidia semperi -7
Tenellia sibogae -2

Philinopsis falciphallus

Chelidonura fulvipunctata

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Discodoris cebuensis

Goniobranchus daphne

Lomanotus sp. 4

Hydatina physis

Atagema spongiosa -
(image courtesy Sue Churchill)

Goniodoridella sp. 4

Dendrodoris fumata