Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Species List: 06-09-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld

15 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 06-09-2017.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and Elliot of 138 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 21 C water temperature and up to 8 m viz.

The first dive of spring did not disappoint! The species recorded was almost back to normal. The Elysia sp. 11, Doto sp. 3 and Eubranchus sp. 3 where nice to find again. The later two were 3 mm long. And to top it all off there was one Hypselodoris obscrua that had to of been around 120 mm in length, a monster of the river!

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cratena lineata -3
Doto sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Flabellina rubrolineata -3
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -4
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -13
Gymnodoris sp. 9 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -4
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Tenellia sibogae -2
Tenellia sp. 24 -4

The entry point

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 24

Substrate

Substrate

Gymnodoris sp. 9

Goniobranchus daphne

Cratena lineata

Flabellina rubrolineata

Bulbaeolidia alba

a large Hypselodoris obscura

Tenellia sibogae

Goniodoridella savignyi

Doto sp. 3

Doto sp. 3

Doto sp. 3

Eubranchus sp. 3

Eubranchus sp. 3

The marker

Gymnodoris sp. 9

Elysia sp. 11

Elysia sp. 11

Tenellia sp. 24