Sunday, February 19, 2017

Species List: 18-02-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

12 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 18-02-2017

Gary and Elliot were on this single shore entry dive, of 156 minutes. Maximum depth 6.5 m, 29 C water temperature and up to 5 m viz.

Equipped with a new camera Nikon AW130 I entered the water and began the search for subjects. Lighting was from a torch set to low. Finding another Trapania scurra was a real treat!

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cratena lineata -3
Dermatobranchus oculus -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Flabellina sp. 4 -1
Goniobranchus daphne -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -17
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sp.? -1 (Unable to ID)
Trapania scurra -1


Elliot ready to go

Hypselodoris obscura

Tenellia sp.?   (Unable to ID)

Cratena lineata

Flabellina sp. 4

Trapania scurra

Trapania scurra

Dermatobranchus oculus

The marker

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Atys semistriatus shell

Goniobranchus daphne

The River bottom - Yummy muck diving!

Bulbaeolidia alba

Facelina bourailli