Monday, March 9, 2020

Species List: 08-03-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

14 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 08-03-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, David, Fran and Nevar of 168 minutes. Maximum depth 6.2 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 2 m viz.

An early morning dive was the call today. The forecast was for a 2.1 m tidal flow so we entered 1 hour before high tide. As the tide neared high the silt got airborne and we got out. Goniodoridella sp. 1 is still in big numbers and so are the Bubble shells. Today everyone collected what they found that came to 60 shells. Awaiting confirmation.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aliculastrum cylindricum shell -7
Atys semistriatus shell -5
Atys sp. 7 shell -2
Cratena lineata -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -119
Haminoea sp. 16 shell -1 ?
Haminoea sp. 17 shell -3
Haminoea sp. 18 shell -5
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Liloa brevis shell -20
Retusa sp. 5 shell -7
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -8
Tonatina sp. 1 shell -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -4

Early entry

Early drift

Liloa brevis shell



Liloa brevis shell

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Early hunting

Liloa brevis shell

Roxaniella leucampyx shell

Goniodoridella savignyi

Badly damaged Cratena lineata

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Haminoea sp. 16 shell -1 ?

Tonatina sp. 1 shell

Roxaniella leucampyx shell

Haminoea sp. 17 shell

Haminoea sp. 18 shell

Atys sp. 7

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Collection after dive washed and dried

This shell is not a nudibranch shell

Roxaniella leucampyx shell

Liloa brevis shell

Liloa brevis shell

Haminoea sp. 17 shell

Atys semistriatus shell 



Atys semistriatus shell 

Haminoea sp. 17 shell

Liloa brevis shell

Atys semistriatus shell 

Roxaniella leucampyx shell 

Haminoea sp. 17 shell

Liloa brevis shell

Roxaniella leucampyx shell 

Liloa brevis shell

Roxaniella leucampyx shell 

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Atys semistriatus shell