Thursday, July 30, 2020

Species List: 29-07-2020, Fish Cage upriver plus, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

32 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver plus, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 29-07-2020.

A single shore entry dive split in two by Gary, Tracey and Harvey of 200 minutes. Maximum depth 5.9 m, 20 C water temperature up to 8 m viz.

Magic day when we arrived sunny, smooth water, light winds... the viz was great until about 75 minutes into the dive, after hearing a strange kind of boat motor noise we were engulfed by a dark thick mass off shit that steak-rolled us. We all made out way to the surface and were gob-smacked. We finned on the surface to the stairs and looked down only to see the water was clear again...so off we went. Some very nice finds from under rocks today!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -13
Eubranchus sp. 3 -2
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina lotos -30
Flabellina sp. 9 -2
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -51
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 19 -1
Haminoea sp. 17 shell -1
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Liloa brevis shell -2
Niparaya sp. 14 -1
Philinopsis speciosa -2
Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile -2
Pleurobranchus weberi juvenile -1
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Retusa sp. 6 shell -2
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Tenellia sibogae -2
Tenellia sp. 24 -2
Tenellia sp. 44 -1
Tenellia sp. 66 -1
* Unidentia sp. 1 -52
Unidentia sp. 2 -14
Unidentia sp. 3 -2
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

Beautiful entry

The drift

Substrate

Substrate

 Unidentia sp. 1

Goniodoridella savignyi

Retusa sp. 6

Searching

Cratena lineata and Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos x2

Flabellina sp. 9

Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 3 and Unidentia sp. 1 x2

Liloa brevis

Facelina sp. 11

Retusa amphizosta

Philinopsis speciosa

Gymnodoris sp. 19

Unidentia sp. 14

Roxaniella leucampyx

Haminoea sp. 17

Retusa sp. 6

Roxaniella leucampyx 

You looking at me?

Niparaya sp. 14

A what??

Cratena lineata

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Tenellia sp. 66

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina sp. 9

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Pleurobranchus weberi juvenile

Cratena lineata

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Unidentia sp. 2

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Flabellina lotos 

Unidentia sp. 2 x2

Philinopsis speciosa

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 44

Haminoea sp. 19

Pruvotfolia sp. 1 

Tenellia sibogae

Eubranchus sp. 3

Costasiella kuroshimae

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus decorus

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Facelina bourailli

Tenellia sp. 24