Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Species List: 09-04-2018, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

9 species sighted at, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 09-04-2018.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and David of 138 minutes. Maximum depth 6.4 m, 25 C water temperature and maximum 2 m viz.

With the big seas settling down less silt-laden water is being drawn in through the mouth of the river almost doubling the recent visibility for us inside. The tidal flow was small so as soon as it stopped the silt hung around in the water column. The low species count continues. Nothing out of the ordinary sighted.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Flabellina rubrolineata -2
Goniobranchus daphne -11
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -62
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -3
Hypselodoris obscura -15
Pteraeolidia semperi -26
Tenellia sibogae -4

Fought our way past the crowds to enter the site

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus daphne

Substrate through the silt haze

Pteraeolidia semperi

Flabellina rubrolineata

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 1 (Ho-Hum)

Goniobranchus decorus

Tenellia sibogae - sharing

Goniodoridella savignyi

Pteraeolidia semperi - head detail

Pteraeolidia semperi - pale version