Monday, February 12, 2018

Species List: 11-02-2018, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

7 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 11-02-2018.

A single shore entry dive by Terry and Julie of 85 minutes. Maximum depth 5.2 m, 27 C water temperature and 4 m viz.


Being a nice day with little current flow the dive was very relaxing. The numbers of critters is still down although there appeared to be a fair amount of hydroid. In addition the sponges were covered in silt and algae. The Goniobranchus geometricus was a nice find.


Species and number thereof sighted

* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -2

Flabellina rubrolineata -4
Goniobranchus daphne - 6
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -4
Hypselodoris obscura -4
*Pteraeolidia semperi - 8


 Cratena lineata underside

 Hypselodoris obscura

 Pteraeolidia semperi

 Flabellina rubrolineata

 Goniobranchus geometricus

 The Pylon

 Goniodoridella sp. 1

 Goniobranchus daphne

 Pteraeolidia semperi juvenle

 Cratena lineata

 Flabellina rubrolineata on the attack

Goniodoridella sp. 1 juvenile