Monday, August 19, 2019

Species List: 18-08-2019, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

28 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 18-08-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and Harvey of 189 minutes. Maximum depth 6.5 m, 20 C water temperature and up to 10 m viz.

When you have a great day - you have a great day! Today was a great day. 3 new species. Today was magic! Good viz low current good ambient light made for great finds...

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Costasiella sp. 1 -2
Costasiella sp. 4 -1 NEW SPECIES
Cratena lineata -11
Cratena simba -5
Doto sp. 6 -5
Eubranchus sp. 10 -2
Facelina sp. 7 -2
Facelina sp. 12 -1
Favorinus sp. 1 -2
Flabellina lotos -13
Flabellina sp. 4 -2
Goniobranchus daphne -5
Goniodoridella savignyi -19
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -39
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -4
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -2
Hallaxa iju -1
Hypselodoris obscura -8
Hypselodoris zephyra -2
Okenia sp. 6 -1 NEW SPECIES
Philinopsis sp. 1 -1 NEW SPECIES
Phyllodesmium poindimiei -2
Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile -1
Polycera sp. 1 -1
* Pteraeolidia semperi -39
Tenellia sibogae -3

Morning entry

Harvey ready

Costasiella sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Costasiella sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoridella savignyi

Costasiella sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Costasiella sp. 1

Costasiella sp. 1

Harvey shooting

Cratena lineata

Goniodoridella sp. 1

An injured Pteraeolidia semperi

Costasiella sp. 1

Substrate

Pteraeolidia semperi

3 species same food source

Favorinus sp. 1

Facelina sp. 12

Facelina sp. 7 

Substrate

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Polycera sp. 1

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura

Channel marker

Doto sp. 6 

Clear water - channel marker and float from 6 m

Hypselodoris zephyra

Phyllodesmium poindimiei

Flabellina sp. 4

Flabellina sp. 4

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Substrate

A large Goniodoridella savignyi

Eubranchus sp. 10

Flabellina lotos

Phyllodesmium poindimiei

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Philinopsis sp. 3  NEW SPECIES

Philinopsis sp. 3  NEW SPECIES

Substrate

Pteraeolidia semperi mating

Cratena simba

Hallaxa iju

Tenellia sibogae

Goniodoridella sp. 5 

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Bulbaeolidia alba

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Okenia sp. 6  NEW SPECIES