Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Species List: 28-04-2020, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

13 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 28-04-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Sheryl, Tracey and Harvey of 208 minutes. Maximum depth 4.6 m, 25 C water temperature and up to 5 m viz.

Another dive in the river with the vis dropping off to 5 m measured. 3 species continue to dominate the common ones. We tried to locate the Thecacera but no luck...

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. shell -1
Cratena lineata -29
Flabellina lotos -2
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -33
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Haminoea sp. 17 shell -2
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Liloa brevis shell -4
Retusa sp. 5 shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -30
Unidentia sp. 2 -3

Entry

Cratena lineata

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Goniodoridella sp. 1 

Roxaniella leucampyx

Hello!

Substrate

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 2

Working it

Liloa brevis

Atys sp.

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos

Haminoea sp. 17

Unidentia sp. 2 

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 17

Tenellia sp. 23

Cratena lineata stripped down

Roxaniella leucampyx 

Cratena lineata

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 2

Goniodoridella sp. 1 with forked rhinophore

Retusa sp. 5

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Species List: 26-04-2020, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

19 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 26-04-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Katarina and Sheryl of 202 minutes. Maximum depth 4.8 m, 25 C water temperature and up to 12 m viz.

After a great day of clear water yesterday we were at it again to see consistency. The three of us went downriver while Fran and Nevar went upriver, this list covers the whole Rotunda area. The great highlight was finding a Thecacera pennigera in the river, out newest species. Exciting! This looks like a new record for Queensland.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cylichnatys campanula shell -1
Cratena lineata -85
Flabellina lotos -12
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -86
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 8 -2
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Liloa brevis shell -12
Retusa sp. 5 shell -5
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Teneilla sp. 47 -1
Teneilla sp. 49 -5
Thecacera pennigera -1 NEW SPECIES
Unidentia sp. 1 -63
Unidentia sp. 2 -5
Weinkauffia reliqua shell -1

Entry


Ready

Prep

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura

Flabellina lotos and Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Unidentia sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Substrate



Roxaniella leucampyx

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 2

Goniodoridella sp. 1 

Liloa brevis

Cylichnatys campanula

Pipefish

At work

Tenellia sp. 23

Weinkauffia reliqua

Haminoea sp. 19 

Egg mass



Goniodoridella sp. 7

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos

Hi Fran meet at the centre

Roxaniella leucampyx

Retusa sp. 5

Tenellia sp. 47

Tenellia sp. 49

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Goniodoridella sp. 8

Unidentia sp. 2 

Thecacera pennigera  NEW SPECIES

Thecacera pennigera  NEW SPECIES

Thecacera pennigera  NEW SPECIES