Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Species List: 29-01-2018, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

13 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 29-01-2018.

A single shore entry solo dive by Gary of 154 minutes. Maximum depth 6.1 m, 28 C water temperature and 2 m viz.

The dive started out in a dusky late afternoon with very little tidal flow. The "Fish Cage" was checked and 3 species were found on it. Interesting that a small Bulbaeolidia alba was found on the hydroid of Flabellina rubrolineata. A very interesting Hypselodoris kanga was found at the 3 m mark.  The Eubranchus sp. 10 were out in force as well. All in all a cruisey and enjoyable dive.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cratena lineata -4
Cratena simba -1
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
* Eubranchus sp. 10 -11
Flabellina rubrolineata -5
Goniobranchus daphne -4
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 9 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Hypselodoris kanga -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -3

Entry point late afternoon

Fish Cage in the glow

Bulbaeolidia alba

Cratena lineata

Flabellina rubrolineata

Cratena lineata

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 9

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Eubranchus sp. 10

Eubranchus sp. 10

Pteraeolidia semperi

Pteraeolidia semperi

Hypselodoris obscura

Cratena simba

Eubranchus sp. 10

Goniobranchus daphne

Hypselodoris kanga

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Goniobranchus daphne