Monday, April 24, 2017

Species List: 23-04-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

8 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 23-04-2017

A single shore entry night dive by Gary and Elliot of 150 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 23 C water temperature and up to 2 m viz.

Cyclone Debbie has stirred up the river and it shows. Dispite that the aeolids came out to play. Seeing Flabellina angelvaldesi come back is nice, they were small and sometimes in groups.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus -4
Cratena lineata -6
Doto sp. -1
* Flabellina angelvaldesi -18
Flabellina rubrolineata -5
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Tenellia sibogae -4

Elliot about to descend

Atys semistriatus

Atys semistriatus

Atys semistriatus

Philinopsis falciphallus

Philinopsis falciphallus

Large Tiger Cowrie

Flabellina rubrolineata

Group of Flabellina angelvaldesi on food source

Flabellina angelvaldesi

Flabellina rubrolineata

Cratena lineata

Goniobranchus daphne

Flabellina angelvaldesi

Flabellina angelvaldesi

Flabellina angelvaldesi

Flabellina angelvaldesi

Group of Tenellia sibogae on food source

Tenellia sibogae

Tenellia sibogae

Flabellina rubrolineata

Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Flabellina rubrolineata