Monday, August 10, 2020

Species List: 09-08-2020, Old Woman Island, North Reef, Mudjimba, Qld.

 19 species sighted at Old Woman Island, North Reef, Mudjimba, Qld. 09-08-2020.

A double boat dive Gary, David and Sunreef of 50 x2 minute dives. Maximum depth 14.3 m, 20 C water temperature up to 15 m viz.

Today was Nudibranch Day at Sunreef. The weather was marginal so we opted for the protected side od Old Woman Island. Great vis but some surge. Someinteresting species were found including a very large Hexabranchus sanguineus. The highlight for me was finding 2 Crimora edwardsi from under a rock.

Species and number thereof sighted 1st dive/2nd dive

* Species with highest specimen count


Aegires gardineri -/1

Chromodoris burni 2/-

Crimora edwardsi 2/-

Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -/1

Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/2

Doris sp. 1 -/1

Glossodoris rufomarginata 1/2

Glossodoris vespa 1/-

Goniobranchus sp. 7 1/-

Goniobranchus splendidus 2/1

Hexabranchus sanguineus -/1

Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/-

Hypselodoris obscura 2/-

Jorunna sp. 3 1/-

Phyllidia ocellata -/1

Stiliger aureomarginatus -/1

Thuridilla sp. 6 -/1

Tritoniopsis elegans 1/-

Tylodina corticalis -/1

Our ride
DM Elisha aka Nudibrancherbabe
Old Woman Island north side
Substrate
Substrate
Crimora edwardsi 
Crimora edwardsi 
Glossodoris rufomarginata
Substrate
Phyllidia ocellata 
Dermatobranchus sp. 7
Hexabranchus sanguineus
Shooting Hexabranchus sanguineus
Goniobranchus splendidus
Doriprismatica atromarginata
Aegires gardineri
Doris sp. 1
Collected species for science
Stiliger aureomarginatus and Goniobranchus splendidus 
Jorunna sp. 3
Tritoniopsis elegans
Goniobranchus sp. 7
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 
Thuridilla sp. 6 
Glossodoris rufomarginata 

Hexabranchus sanguineus 

Species List: 08-08-2020, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 34 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 08-08-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary, Tracey, Harvey, Fran and Nevar of 210 minutes. Maximum depth 5.4 m, 19 C water temperature up to 5 m viz.

The river is there and so are we excited divers! Today we had an epic day of discoveries. One new species and two new species for the river. Yeppee! Plocamopherus sp. 2 was a great find only ever seen once from the Maroochy River. It is quite the swimmer! Two Plocamopherus tilesii were also great to see. A purple podia Elysia with orange shoulders was found and is a new species. Nice work team...

Species and number thereof sighted

* Species with highest specimen count


Bulbaeolidia alba -2

Cratena lineata -20

Cylichnatys campanula shell -1

Doto sp. 3 -1

Elysia sp. 31 -1 NEW SPECIES

Eubranchus sp. 10 -1

Facelina bourailli -1

Facelina sp. 4 -1

Facelina sp. 11 -2

Flabellina lotos -30

Flabellina sp. 9 -1

Goniodoridella savignyi -39

Goniodoridella sp. 1 -9

Goniodoridella sp. 8 -1

Hypselodoris obscura -7

Kabeiro christianae -4

Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1

Liloa brevis shell -6

Philinopsis speciosa -2

Placida kevinleei -1

Plocamopherus sp. 2 -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Plocamopherus tilesii -2

Polycera sp. 1 -2

Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1

Rostanga sp. 1 -2

Retusa amphizosta shell -3

Retusa sp. 6 shell -1

Tenellia sp. 23 -1

Tenellia sp. 24 -1

Tenellia sp. 64 -1

Trapania brunnea -2

* Unidentia sp. 1 -50

Unidentia sp. 2 -16

Unidentia sp. 3 -3

Entry
Surface
Substrate
Cylichnatys campanula 
Unidentia sp. 1
Flabellina lotos
Goniodoridella sp. 1
Unidentia sp. 1
Unidentia sp. 2
Eubranchus sp. 10
Polycera sp. 1
Flabellina lotos 
Goniodoridella savignyi 
Philinopsis speciosa
Cratena lineata 
Trapania brunnea 
Goniodoridella sp. 1
Cratena lineata
Philinopsis speciosa
Goniodoridella savignyi
Hypselodoris obscura
Unidentia sp. 1 mating pair
Flatworm
Rostanga sp. 1 before fanning
Rostanga sp. 1 after fanning
Placida kevinleei
Doto sp. 3
Unidentia sp. 3
A pale Flabellina lotos
Substrate
Substrate
Knoutsodonta maugeansis
Blue ringed octopus
Liloa brevis
Retusa sp. 6
What the hell is this??
Hypselodoris obscura x2
Kabeiro christianae
Kabeiro christianae
Kabeiro christianae
Facelina sp. 11
Cratena lineata
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 
Tenellia sp. 23
Goniodoridella sp. 1
Plocamopherus sp. 2  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Plocamopherus sp. 2  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Elysia sp. 31  NEW SPECIES
Elysia sp. 31  NEW SPECIES
Elysia sp. 31  NEW SPECIES
Plocamopherus sp. 2  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Bulbaeolidia alba
Rostanga sp. 1 
Philinopsis speciosa
Tenellia sp. 64 

Flabellina sp. 9