Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Species List: 28-11-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

14 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 28-11-2017.

A single solo shore entry dive by Gary of 128 minutes. Maximum depth 6.6 m, 25 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

Went for another dive at toilet block and searched out wide. A couple of interesting finds. The highlight was a Pteraeolidia semperi with a Gymnodoris sp. 10 attacking it. And a micro nudibranch hard to ID.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -5
Goniobranchus daphne -16
Goniodoridella savignyi -4
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -15
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -4
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -3
Pteraeolidia semperi -6
Tenellia sibogae -6
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 29 -1
Tubulophilinopsis gardineri -1
Unidentia angelvaldesi -1

Entry point

Bulbaeolidia alba

Pteraeolidia semperi with a Gymnodoris sp. 10 
attacking it

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Substrate

Tenellia sp. 29

Tenellia sp. 23

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Eubranchus sp. 10

Eubranchus sp. 10

Tenellia sibogae

Tenellia sibogae

Goniodoridella savignyi

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia angelvaldesi

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Hypselodoris obscura

Tenellia sibogae

Tubulophilinopsis gardineri

1-2 mm juvenile unknown species