Thursday, February 28, 2019

Species List: 28-02-2019, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

14 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 28-02-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Gail and Chris of 185 minutes. Maximum depth 6.5 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 5 m viz.

After an 8 m viz dive we decided to try Toilet Block. The viz was not as good due to the fact we entered 2 hours before high tide. Some interesting species wee found. Finding two Ceratosoma tenue was great. Noumeaella sp. 1 was also a nice find. Pteraeolidia semperi were out in force!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Ceratosoma tenue -2
Chromodoris sp. 5 -1
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -1
Doto sp. 6 -6
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Flabellina rubrolineata -5
Goniobranchus daphne -7
Goniobranchus geometricus -2
Goniobranchus splendidus -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Hypselodoris obscura -22
Noumeaella sp. 1 -1
* Pteraeolidia semperi -37
Unidentia sp. 1 -1


Ready to go!

Hypselodoris obscura

Flabellina rubrolineata

Goniobranchus daphne

Noumeaella sp. 1

A pair of Goniobranchus daphne

Hypselodoris obscura

A golden Dermatobranchus sp. 7?

Doto sp. 6

Doto sp. 6

Goniodoridella savignyi

Hypselodoris obscura

a large Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniobranchus splendidus

Eubranchus sp. 10

Chris searching


Goniobranchus geometricus

Ceratosoma tenue

Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniobranchus geometricus

Flabellina rubrolineata

Unidentia sp. 1

Chromodoris sp. 5 

The wall to the west