Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Species List: 06-03-2017, 8 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

8 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 06-03-2017

Gary and Elliot on this single shore entry dive, of 153 minutes. Maximum depth 6.5 m, 28 C water temperature, 3-4 m vis.

The conditions couldn't have been more perfect. Sunny day, hardly any current and pretty vis. The number of species was pretty low. Nice to turn over one of the many rocks to find a rather large Sebadoris fragilis with parts of its amntle missing.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus (shell) -1
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -11
Gymnodoris sp. 8 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
* Pteraeolidia semperi -17
Sebadoris fragilis -1
Tenellia sp. 29 -1

The dive site

Atys semistriatus (shell)

Sebadoris fragilis

Elliot at work

Sebadoris fragilis

Tenellia sp. 29

Tenellia sp. 29

Sebadoris fragilis

The substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Pteraeolidia semperi

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

The channel marker

Goniobranchus daphne

Gymnodoris sp. 8

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus daphne