Monday, January 8, 2018

Species List: 05-01-2018, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

11 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 05-01-2018.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and Chris of 146 minutes. Maximum depth 6.1 m, 27 C water temperature and 5 m viz.

The tidal current was still quite strong when we began our search but that spurred us on. The species count was low in the current. When the current stopped it was really nice. A large number of Myja longicornis were found in a nice round hydroid.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp.? shell -1
Atys semistriatus shell -1
Cratena lineata -12
Cratena simba -2
* Flabellina rubrolineata -17
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -9
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Hypselodoris obscura -9
Myja longicornis -12
Pteraeolidia semperi -1

Entry point

Substrate

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Substrate

Cratena lineata

Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris obscura

Cratena simba

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Channel marker

Goniobranchus daphne

Atys sp.? shell

Flabellina rubrolineata

Flabellina rubrolineata

Myja longicornis  7 animals pictured

Myja longicornis

Myja longicornis

Myja longicornis hydroid

Myja longicornis

Myja longicornis egg mass

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Atys semistriatus shell