Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Species List: 13-05-2020, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

16 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 13-05-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Tracey and Harvey of 170 minutes. Maximum depth 4.8 m, 22 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

Upon arrival at the river we saw the dredger in full action out in front of Fish Cage doing it's thing, no diving there! Rotunda was waiting. Unidentias are out in force and quite large. Seeing Goniodoridella sp. 3 again was a real treat.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 8 shell -1
Cratena lineata -11
Doto sp. 3 -5
Flabellina lotos -8
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -18
Goniodoridella sp. 3 -1
Haminoea sp. 17 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Liloa brevis shell -2
Myja sp. 1 -1
Retusa sp. 5 shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -1
* Unidentia sp. 1 -29
Unidentia sp. 2 -3
Unidentia sp. 11 -3

Entry

Rostanga sp. 1 on release

Retusa sp. 5

Flabellina lotos

Hypselodoris obscura 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Roxaniella leucampyx

Busy!

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura 

Unidentia sp. 2

Unidentia sp. 11

Cratena lineata

A good friend 

Haminoea sp. 17

Unidentia sp. 1

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 11

Atys sp. 8

Roxaniella leucampyx

Liloa brevis

Tornatina sp. 1 

Hypselodoris obscura 

Doto sp. 3 

Doto sp. 3 

Goniodoridella sp. 3

Doto sp. 3 

Doto sp. 3 

New flatworm

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 11

Unidentia sp. 11

Unidentia sp. 1

New flatworm

New flatworm

Myja sp. 1 

Myja sp. 1 

Goniodoridella sp. 3

Goniodoridella sp. 3