Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Species List: 16-07-2017, Shellacey Reef, Gneering Shoals, east of Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld

18 species sighted at Shellacey Reef, Gneering Shoals, east of Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 16-07-2017

Gary and Magnus on this excursion consisting of 1 x 68 minute and 1 x 57 minute dives in water depths from 16 m to 17 m. 20 m viz, 21 C water temp and a little surge.

Again great conditions, and a great boat ride out and back in Magnus's boat, thank you. The water was very clean, you could see the bottom from the boat and visa versa. We anchored just north of the site we normally go to but the three small walls made searching fun.

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

Bulbaeolidia alba 1/-
* Chromodoris elisabethina 7/2
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/-
Chromodoris magnifica 1/-
Cratena simba -/1
Dermatobranchus rodmani 1/-
Doriprismatica atromarginata 3/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 1/1
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/1
Phyllidia varicosa -/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/1
Pleurobranchus peronii -/1
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/-
Tenellia sp. 33 -/1
Tenellia sp. 35 1/-
Thuridilla carlsoni 1/-
Thuridilla splendens -/2

The substrate

Magnus coming down the chain

Chromodoris elisabethina

Thuridilla carlsoni

Thuridilla carlsoni

Dermatobranchus rodmani

Pteraeolidia semperi

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Chromodoris magnifica

Goniobranchus splendidus

Chromodoris kuiteri

Bulbaeolidia alba

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Tenellia sp. 33

Chromodoris elisabethina

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Chromodoris elisabethina

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Perfect surface conditions

Cratena simba


Thuridilla splendens

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile