Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Species List: 28-06-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

33 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 28-06-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Never, Tracey and Harvey of 211 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 19 C water temperature up to 8 m viz.

Melbourne weather has been beset upon the Nudibranch Dive Team. Cold and rain and wind! So be it it's Tracey and Harveys last holiday dive...Tracey said it was EPIC! 2 new species makes for an exciting dive in the river where the treasures continually are to be found. Of great interest is the recording of Plocamopherus pecoso and Pruvotfolia sp. 1. Another live Retusa sp. 1 was found digging through the sand...Bob! Yes I agree this outing was EPIC...

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 8 shell -2
Bulbaeolidia alba -2
Costasiella kuroshimae -2
Costasiella sp. 6 -1
Cratena lineata -16
Eubranchus sp. 3 -2
Facelina sp. 11 -4
Flabellina lotos -34
Flabellina sp. 9 -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -5
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -36
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -1
Goniodoris sp. 4 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -2
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1
Liloa brevis shell -6
Mnestia sp. 1 shell -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -1
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -2
Retusa sp. 5 live -1, shell -3
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Tenellia sp. 24 -5
Tenellia sp. 32 -2
Tenellia sp. 65 -1 NEW SPECIES
Thordisa sp. 2 -1 NEW SPECIES
Unidentia sp. 1 -30
Unidentia sp. 2 -1
Unidentia sp. 3 -4
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 11 -1

Rainy entry

Ready

Searching

Mnestia sp. 1

Facelina sp. 11

Tenellia sp. 32

Retusa sp. 5

Retusa sp. 5

Atys sp. 8

Unidentia sp. 1

Whutulookinat

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Cratena lineata 

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Goniodoridella savignyi

Roxaniella leucampyx 

Tenellia sp. 24

Eubranchus sp. 3 

Unidentia sp. 1

Facelina sp. 11

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Thordisa sp. 2  NEW SPECIES

Thordisa sp. 2  NEW SPECIES

Thordisa sp. 2  NEW SPECIES

Thordisa sp. 2  NEW SPECIES

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Unidentia sp. 11

Tenellia sp. 24

Retusa sp. 6

Fish Cage

Substrate

Tenellia sp. 65  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoris sp. 4 

Tenellia sp. 32

Pruvotfolia sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 24

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Goniodoris sp. 4 

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Thordisa sp. 2  NEW SPECIES

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Costasiella kuroshimae 

Flabellina sp. 9

Goniodoridella sp. 7

Bulbaeolidia alba

Costasiella sp. 6 

Species List: 27-06-2020, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

27 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 27-06-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Never, Tracey and Harvey of 249 minutes. Maximum depth 5.0 m, 19 C water temperature up to 10 m viz.

While the kids are in town a diving we will go! Winter clear water quite a treat. Another new species was found today! Cerberilla sp. 4 with oral tentacles twice as wise as the body is long. Two of us today recorded Elysia sp. 30! Always great to record Costasiella kuroshimae x4. Polycera sp. 6 was another great find!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -2
Atys sp. 8 shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -3
Cerberilla sp. 4 -1 NEW SPECIES
Costasiella kuroshimae -4
Cratena lineata -23
Elysia sp. 30 -2
Eubranchus sp. 3 -3
Facelina bourailli -2
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Flabellina lotos -33
Goniodoridella savignyi -3
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -44
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Haminoea sp. 18 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Liloa brevis shell -12
Polycera sp. 6 -1
Retusa sp. 5 shell -4
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -1
* Unidentia sp. 1 -49
Unidentia sp. 2 -4
Unidentia sp. 3 -1
Unidentia sp. 9 -1
Unidentia sp. 11 -3

Ready

Retusa sp. 5 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x2

Bulbaeolidia alba

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 1 x2

Substrate

Shoot

Cratena lineata x2

Liloa brevis

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1 and egg mass

Facelina bourailli

Cerberilla sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Cerberilla sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Cerberilla sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Roxaniella leucampyx

Atys semistriatus

Liloa brevis

Atys semistriatus

Eubranchus sp. 3

Liloa brevis

Eubranchus sp. 3

Costasiella kuroshimae

Hypselodoris obscura

Costasiella kuroshimae

Atys sp. 8

Substrate

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Elysia sp. 30

Elysia sp. 30

Elysia sp. 30

Elysia sp. 30



Unidentia sp. 11

Unidentia sp. 1 x3

Unidentia sp. 2



Unidentia sp. 2

Unidentia sp. 2

Tenellia sp. 24

Facelina sp. 11

Elysia sp. 30

Polycera sp. 6

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Goniodoridella sp. 5 

Eubranchus sp. 3