Monday, July 9, 2018

Species List: 08-07-2018, Kings Beach Ramp (subtidal), Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

9 species sighted at King’s Beach Ramp (subtidal), Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 08-07-2018.

A single shore entry dive by Julie, Terry, and David of 104 minutes. Maximum depth 5.2 m, 19 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

Surface conditions looked quite calm on entry with just a little wind chop evident, however there was some annoying surge experienced for most of the dive (affecting photo quality) until about the turn around point at approx 5 m depth. Nine species sighted which is about average for this site. Mexichromis festiva, Dendrodoris fumata and Dendrodoris nigra were nice finds.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Dendrodoris fumata -1
Dendrodoris nigra -1
* Doriprismatica atromarginata -5
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -3
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Hypselodoris obscura -3
Mexichromis festiva -3
Tritoniopsis elegans -2

Goniobranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris obscura

Tritoniopsis elegans

Mexichromis festiva

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Dendrodoris fumata

Dendrodoris nigra

Goniobranchus collingwoodi