Monday, May 15, 2017

Species List: 14-05-2017, Cole's Hole, Gneering Shoals, off Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

16 species sighted at Cole's Hole, Gneering Shoals, off Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 14-05-2017.

Gary, Elisha and Gail on this excursion consisting of 1 x 66 minute and 1 x 53 minute dives in water depths from 17 m to 20 m. 15+ m viz, 23 C water temp and a bit of surge.

Today was Nudibranch Day at Sunreef. The water was quite clear and I was surprized at the number of species recorded dispite the surge. Collected several specimans for Karen.

Number of each species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Ceratosoma tenue -/1
Chromodoris elisabethina 5/2
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/-
Glossodoris vespa 3/-
Goniobranchus splendidus -/1
Halgerda aurantiomaculata 1/-
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/-
Hypselodoris obscura 1/-
Miamira sinuata -/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa -/2
Phyllidiopsis cardinalis 1/-
Pleurolidia juliae -/1
Tenellia sp. 33 4/-
Thuridilla splendens 3/1

Getting ready

The substrate

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Tenellia sp. 33

Tenellia sp. 33

Chromodoris elisabethina

Hypselodoris obscura

Chromodoris kuiteri

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

Phyllidiopsis cardinalis

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Elisha searching

Glossodoris vespa

Thuridilla splendens

A pale Chromodoris elisabethina

Glossodoris vespa

Hexabranchus sanguineus juvenile

Surface conditions

Hexabranchus sanguineus juvenile

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Pleurolidia juliae

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Miamira sinuata

Ceratosoma tenue

Goniobranchus splendidus