Saturday, February 1, 2020

Species List: 01-02-2020, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

30 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 01-02-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and Fran of 232 minutes. Maximum depth 6.7 m, 28 C water temperature and up to 6m viz.

Yet Another summer dive with 28 C water temp. Since the tidal flow was 1.3 m we got in 3 hours before high tide. Lifting over rocks paid off handsomely with nudibranchs almost under everyone. A good list despite it all.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -2
Caloria indica -1
Cratena lineata -1
Dendrodoris fumata -2
Dendrodoris nigra -1
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -1
Discodoris lilacina -2
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Flabellina lotos -11
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -1
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -14
* Hypselodoris obscura -25
Jorunna sp. 6 -3
Onchidoris maugeansis -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -4
Placida kevinleei -1
Pleurobranchus grandis juvenile -1
Plocamopherus pecoso -1
Polycera sp. 1 -4
Pteraeolidia semperi -12
Retusa sp. 5 shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Tenellia sibogae -14
Tenellia sp. 36 -1
Tenellia sp. 60 -1
Trapania brunnea -1

Summer entry

Ready to go

Goniodoridella savignyi

Retusa sp. 5 shell 

Tenellia sibogae 

Shoot it!

Placida kevinleei

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura 

Discodoris lilacina

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Polycera sp. 1 

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Caloria indica

Jorunna sp. 6 

Jorunna sp. 6 juvenile

Dendrodoris fumata

Facelina sp. 3

Polycera sp. 1 

Goniobranchus Daphne juvenile

Onchidoris maugeansis

Dendrodoris nigra

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Polycera sp. 1 pair

Goniobranchus splendidus juvenile

Atys semistriatus shell

Flabellina lotos 

Bulbaeolidia alba

Goniobranchus daphne

Flabellina lotos 

Tenellia sibogae 

Tenellia sp. 36 

Trapania brunnea

Pteraeolidia semperi 

Pleurobranchus grandis juvenile 

Goniobranchus collingwoodi 

Ovulid

Tenellia sibogae

Flabellina lotos

Tenellia sp. 60 

Bulbaeolidia alba

Hypselodoris obscura three animals

Cratena lineata

Hypselodoris obscura 

Pteraeolidia semperi

Plocamopherus pecoso