Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Species List: 15-07-2020, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

10 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 15-07-2020.

A single solo shore entry dive by Gary of 64 minutes. Maximum depth 5.0 m, 20 C water temperature up to 6 m viz.

A beautiful was here and the river looked inviting. After entering the water my nose started to run and I sneezed a bit, meanwhile my nose was running and was so uncomfortable I had to abort. Here is my short story...

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -9
Flabellina lotos -11
Haminoea sp. 18 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Liloa brevis shell -1
Myja sp. 1 -1
Tenellia sp. 49 -2
* Unidentia sp. 1 -18

Entry

Substrate

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1 x2

Unidentia sp. 1

Myja sp. 1

Cratena lineata 

Bulbaeolidia alba

Tenellia sp. 49

Unidentia sp. 1

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1 x3

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 49

Liloa brevis

Costasiella kuroshimae

Cratena lineata orange in colour

Hypselodoris obscura

Monday, July 13, 2020

Species List: 12-07-2020, The Trench, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Qld.

27 species sighted at The Trench, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Qld. 12-07-2020.

A double boat entry dive by Gary, David, others and Sunreef of 50/48 minutes. Maximum depth 18.5 m, 20 C water temperature and up to 20 m viz.

Today was Nudibranch Day at Sunreef. Only 6 others on the boat which included David. Great surface conditions and a little surge but nice clear water. After many river dives it was great see some old friends. A large Chromodoris burni was recorded, the largest I have seen.

Species and number thereof sighted first dive/second dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Cadlinella ornatissima 1/-
Chromodoris burni 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 3/1
Chromodoris kuiteri 4/2
Chromodoris lochi -/1
Chromodoris sp. 5 1/-
Chromodoris strigata -/1
Diversidoris flava 1/-
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 8/3
Glossodoris rufomarginata 4/1
Glossodoris sp. 5 1/-
Glossodoris vespa 2/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 1/2
Goniodoridella savignyi 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 5/3
Hypselodoris tryoni 2/-
Mexichromis macropus -/1
Miamira magnifica -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 1/-
Phyllidia varicosa 2/-
Phyllidiella lizae -/2
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/2
Roboastra luteolineata 2/1
Tambja morosa 1/-
Tenellia sp. 33 1/-
Tylodina corticalis -/1
Verconia sp. 2 1/-

Our ride

Surface

Team

Substrate

Substrate

Goniobranchus splendidus

Roboastra luteolineata

Chromodoris kuiteri 

Goniodoridella savignyi and Hypselodoris jacksoni

Tenellia sp. 33

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Searching

Chromodoris sp. 5

Diversidoris flava

Cadlinella ornatissima

Tambja morosa

Phyllidia ocellata

Chromodoris burni

Chromodoris elisabethina

Substrate

Tylodina corticalis 

Chromodoris lochi

Chromodoris strigata



Mexichromis macropus

Mexichromis macropus

Mexichromis macropus

Glossodoris vespa

Phyllidia varicosa

Species List: 11-07-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

27 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 11-07-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Nevar, Tracey and Harvey of 210 minutes. Maximum depth 5.2 m, 20 C water temperature up to 6 m viz.

Today the river was smooth and no wind so nice. Finding several Kabeiro christianae with their vertical egg masses was a treat. A couple of Myja sp. 1 were found as well. A highlight for me was turning over a small rock and finding Pleurobranchaea maculata, the second animal ever recorded here. 2 Pruvotfolia sp. 1 with egg masses were also a treat. A new record for this diverse river area was recorded today as well, Cerberilla affinis our 414th species for the river. Well done Team!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cerberilla affinis -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -9
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Eubranchus sp. 3 -3
Facelina sp. 9 -3
Facelina sp. 11 -3
* Flabellina lotos -26
Goniodoridella savignyi -8
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -7
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -3
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Kabeiro christianae -12
Liloa brevis shell -2
Myja sp. 1 -2
Okenia sp. 4 -1
Pleurobranchaea maculata -1 Second animal recorded
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -5
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Rostanga sp. 1 -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Tenellia sp. 24 -6
Unidentia sp. 1 -12
Unidentia sp. 4 -2

Entry

Starting

Kabeiro christianae 

Kabeiro christianae 

Substrate

Searching

Retusa sp. 6 

Tenellia sp. 24

Goniodoridella sp. 6 

Goniodoridella sp. 6 

Flatworm

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Searching

Substrate

Okenia sp. 4

Goniodoridella savignyi

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos mating

Elysia sp. 11 

Elysia sp. 11 

Liloa brevis

Unidentia sp. 4

Substrate

Cratena lineata

Bulbaeolidia alba

Myja sp. 1 

Unidentia sp. 1

Pleurobranchaea maculata  Second animal recorded

Pruvotfolia sp. 1 

Pruvotfolia sp. 1 

Pruvotfolia sp. 1 

Rostanga sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Tenellia sp. 24

Atys semistriatus 

Goniodoridella savignyi pair

Myja sp. 1

Myja sp. 1

Cerberilla affinis  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Facelina sp. 9