Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Species List: 29-11-2022, Fish Cage to Pineapplefish Cave, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 15 species sighted at Fish Cage to Pineapplefish Cave, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 29-11-2022.

A single solo shore entry dive with Gary of 182 minutes. Maximum depth 6.2 m, 25 C water temperature, 6 m viz.

A time to get in before the rains and swell come. Got in 3 hours before high tide 1.8 m so I wasn't in the water at the turn of the tide with the dredger and profiler upriver in operation. Recording Tenellia sp. 38 again was great and in the hydroid bunch there were many alongside Lomanotus sp. 7. After turning over many rock I finally recorded Atalodoris maugeansis again. To cap off this dive was recording another new species, Atalodoris sp. 1 and there were three animals from under two rocks. Plus finding 15 species on a dive after the floods is fantastic!

Species and number thereof sighted:

Atalodoris maugeansis -1
Atalodoris sp. 1 -3 NEW SPECIES
Bulbaeolidia alba -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -21
Liloa brevis shell -2
Lomanotus sp. 7 -2
Lophodoris sp. 1? -1
Murphydoris cobbi -22
Murphydoris puncticulata -1
Myja sp. 1 -many young
Unidentia sp. 3 -1
Unidentia sp. 5 -1
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 38 -9
Tenellia sp. 67 -1

Entry

Clarity

Surface

Substrate upon descent

Fish Cage

Murphydoris cobbi

Lophodoris sp. 1?

Goniodoridella savignyi x2

Lamillaria

Unidentia sp. 5

Substrate

Murphydoris cobbi and Murphydoris puncticulata

Atalodoris sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Atalodoris sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Atalodoris sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Atalodoris sp. 1  NEW SPECIES
Another circled?

Tenellia sp. 24

Bulbaeolidia alba

Murphydoris cobbi

Atalodoris sp. 1  NEW SPECIES x2

Atalodoris sp. 1  NEW SPECIES x2

Atalodoris sp. 1  NEW SPECIES egg mass

Atalodoris sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Atalodoris maugeansis

Atalodoris maugeansis

Substrate

Murphydoris cobbi

Eggs from under the orange half bucket

Myja sp. 1 many young

Goniodoridella savignyi

Murphydoris cobbi

Goniodoridella savignyi x3

Goniodoridella savignyi x4

Goniodoridella savignyi x3

Goniodoridella savignyi x3

Goniodoridella savignyi x3

Goniodoridella savignyi x13

Unidentia sp. 3

Substrate

Tenellia sp. 67

Tenellia sp. 38

Lomanotus sp. 7

Tenellia sp. 38 x6

Lomanotus sp. 7

Tenellia sp. 38

A big hydroid

Seal Rock looking good


Sunday, November 27, 2022

Species List: 26-11-2022 Hanging Rock Gneering Shoals Nudibranch Day, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 24 species sighted at Hanging Rock Gneering Shoals Nudibranch Day, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 26-11-2022.

A boat entry double dive outing with Gary, David, Robert and friends of two 50 minute dives. Maximum depth 19.5 m, 22 C water temperature, 20 m viz.

Today was Nudibranch Day and finally the weather was very kind and the conditions were perfect.  Some species I have not seen for quite a while were recorded today. A great day out!

Species and number thereof sighted:

Aegires villosus -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cadlinella ornatissima -1
Chromodoris kuiteri  -1
Doriprismatica atromarginata -4
Glossodoris hikuerensis -1
Glossodoris rufomarginata -4
Glossodoris vespa -3
Goniobranchus albonares -1
Goniobranchus coi -1
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus sp. 8 -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -3
Hypselodoris maculosa -1
Hypselodoris sp. 2 -1
Jorunna sp. 3 -1
Phyllidia varicosa -2
Phyllidiella pustulosa -2
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum -1
Tenellia sp. 33 -1
Thorunna daniellae -1
Thuridilla sp. 6 -1
Trapania brunnea -1
Trapania palmula -2

Our ride

Goniobranchus sp. 8

Goniobranchus sp. 8

Substrate

Substrate

Shoot David!

Goniobranchus splendidus

Substrate

Chromodoris kuiteri

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Trapania brunnea 

Trapania palmula

Trapania palmula x2

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Goniobranchus splendidus

Glossodoris vespa

Goniobranchus splendidus

Goniobranchus geometricus

Surface

David and son

Whodat?

Thorunna daniellae

Phyllidia varicosa

Bulbaeolidia alba

Aegires villosus

Goniobranchus coi

Tenellia sp. 33

Goniobranchus albonares before it disappeared

Glossodoris rufomarginata trio

Hypselodoris sp. 2

Trapania palmula

Trapania palmula

Trapania palmula

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Cadlinella ornatissima