Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Species List: 23-04-2018, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

7 species sighted at, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 23-04-2018.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and David of 126 minutes. Maximum depth 6 m, 25 C water temperature and maximum 2 m viz that dropped to less than a metre at the turn of the tide.

The water temperature has dropped another half degree as autumn moves onward. The number of Goniodoridella sp. 1 sighted has plummeted.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Flabellina rubrolineata -10
Goniobranchus daphne -6
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -16
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Pteraeolidia semperi -1

Flabellina rubrolineata

Searching for polyps

Pteraeolidia semperi

Cratena lineata

Goniodoridella sp. 1

The Fish Cage

Silty substrate

Eubranchus sp. 10

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus daphne