Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Species List: 28-02-2017, 9 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

9 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 28-02-2017

Gary and Elliot on this single shore entry dive, of 163 minutes. Maximum depth 6.3 m, 26 C water temperature.

We entered the water to a ripping current, but on we went searching for Nudibranchs. I think the current was about 2 knots or more. The highlihgt was finding a juvenile Atagema spongiosa.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atagema spongiosa -1 (35 mm)
Flabellina angelvaldesi -1
Flabellina rubrolineata -1
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -1
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -20
Hypselodoris obscura -9
Pteraeolidia semperi -1

The site

Flabellina rubrolineata

Hypselodoris obscura

The substrate

A pair of Goniodoridella sp. 1

Atagema spongiosa

Atagema spongiosa

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Goniobranchus daphne

Flabellina angelvaldesi

Surface conditions

Yours truely

Goniodoridella savignyi

Pteraeolidia semperi

Hypselodoris obscura

Gills of Atagema spongiosa

Rhinophore of Atagema spongiosa

Atagema spongiosa

Ventral side of Atagema spongiosa