Sunday, May 3, 2020

Species List: 02-05-2020, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

20 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 02-05-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Sheryl, Fran and Nevar of 133 minutes. Maximum depth 5.5 m, 24 C water temperature and up to 3 m viz.

The dredger is back and so is the silt. Viz was down to 4 m max. We still managed to find some interesting animals. Costasiella kuroshimae and Doto sp. 3 were great finds. Hopefully the other Costasiella species will come back.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 8 shell -5
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -7
Doto sp. 3 -2
Flabellina lotos -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -8
Haminoea sp. 17 shell -2
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Liloa brevis shell -1
Mnestia sp. 1 shell -1
Retusa sp. 5 shell -1
Retusa sp. 6 shell -2
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Tenellia sp. 47 -2
Tornatina sp. 7 shell -1 NEW SPECIES
* Unidentia sp. 1 -15
Unidentia sp. 2 -4
Unidentia sp. 11 -6

Entry

Unidentia sp. 11

Working it

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1 being eaten

Substrate

Cratena lineata 

Unidentia sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 2

Costasiella kuroshimae

Costasiella kuroshimae

Doto sp. 3

Doto sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 1

Atys sp. 8

Atys sp. 8

Haminoea sp. 17

Atys sp. 8

Haminoea sp. 19

Roxaniella leucampyx

Liloa brevis

Mnestia sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 17

Retusa sp. 6

Retusa sp. 5

Atys sp. 8 

Tornatina sp. 7  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 47

Goniodoridella savignyi

Tenellia sp. 47