Saturday, July 28, 2018

Species List: 27-07-2018, Terry's Delight, Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Qld

37 species sighted at Terry's Delight, Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 27-07-2018.

Terry, David and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 64 minute and 1 x 81 minute dives in water depths up to 18 m, 20 m viz, 20 C water temp and light surge.

The weather report looked like another good time to go diving as winter continues with cool, clear water. Nudibranchs came out to play. This site has undulating big, long gutters with flat tops teaming with soft and hard corals. Finding Chromodoris magnifica, Colpodaspis thompsoni and Tambja amakusana was exciting for we have not seen these species in a while. Sagaminopteron ornatum was out in force today and finding a breeding pair was nice. Thounna sp. 6 our 750th species was found as well.

Number of each species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Aegires citrinus -/1
Aegires flores 2/1
Ardeadoris sp. 2 2/4
Bornella anguilla -/2
Chromodoris elisabethina 2/5
Chromodoris kuiteri 5/6
Chromodoris magnifica -/1
Colpodaspis thompsoni -/2
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 1/-
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa 1/-
Doriprismatica atromarginata 9/5
Flabellina exoptata 1/1
Flabellina rubrolineata -/2
Glossodoris rufomarginata -/1
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus collingwoodi 1/-
Goniobranchus geometricus 1/1
Goniobranchus leopardus -/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 5/3
Gymnodoris sp. 14 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 7/3
Hypselodoris obscura 6/1
Hypselodoris zephyra 2/-
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Mariaglaja inornata 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 1/1
Phyllidiella annulata 1/1
Phyllidiella lizae 3/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 4/2
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/1
* Sagaminopteron ornatum 13/2
Tambja amakusana -/1
Tambja morosa 3/-
Thorunna sp. 6 1/- NEW SPECIES Our 750th
Thuridilla splendens 3/2
Tritoniopsis elegans 1/1

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Surface conditions and Mt. Coolum


Gutters and walls

Hypselodoris obscura

Aegires flores

Phyllidiella annulata

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Chromodoris kuiteri

Chromodoris elisabethina

Mariaglaja inornata

 Sagaminopteron ornatum mating pair

Goniobranchus geometricus

 Jorunna sp. 3

Goniobranchus splendidus

Flabellina exoptata

Tambja amakusana

 Glossodoris rufomarginata

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Glossodoris vespa

Phyllidiella lizae

Bornella anguilla

Tritoniopsis elegans

Phyllidia ocellata

Ardeadoris sp. 2

Aegires citrinus

Chromodoris magnifica

Colpodaspis thompsoni

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Hypselodoris jacksoni mating pair

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Tambja morosa

Thuridilla splendens

Thorunna sp. 6 NEW SPECIES

Gymnodoris sp. 14

Hypselodoris jacksoni juvenile

Hypselodoris zephyra

Goniobranchus leopardus