Friday, March 25, 2011

Species List 25-03-2011 HMIS Brisbane

11 Species found on HMAS Brisbane, glassy surface conditions, 5-10m viz. 1st dive/2nd dive.
*most species found this outing

Chromodoris collingwoodi 1
Chromodoris geometrica 1/1 (1st photo)
Chromodoris splendida 1 (4th photo)
Gymnodoris alba /1
Hypselodoris aff. maculosa /1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2
Hypselodoris obscura 1/2
Hypselodoris sp. 2 /1 (5th photo)
Kaloplocamus acutus 1 (7th photo)
Noumea alboannulata 1 (6th photo)
*Tambja morosa 5/4 (3rd photo)

Julie of the Caloundra Branch actually diving! (9th photo)
Thanks to Sunreef Scuba Diving and their wonderful staff!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Species List 24-03-2011 Mooloolaba Rock Wall ledges

1 Species found and a flatworm, beautiful sunny day no wind calm surface. 1-2m viz.
This site has no growth to support Opisthobranchs after all the floods and surf over the past 6 months. The rock ledges used to be home lots of sponge, hydroid and many other food sources. It will take a long time before nudibranchs can come back here and live again.

Dendrodoris nigra 1 In transition between baby and adult with the red mantle margin.
Pseudoceros cf. gamblei (flatworm)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Species List 23-03-2011 Kings Beach boat ramp shore dive

7 Species found, Kings Beach boat ramp, light winds 3-5m vis, a little surge, 141 min dive . It was quite a treat to find Doriopsis pecten again, it has been a few years, and on it's food source and with egg mass! At first I only saw the egg mass, had use a magnifier to actually see the animal.
*most species found this outing. Photos Terry Farr

Dendrodoris fumata 1 (4th photo)
Dermatobranchus sp. 2 1 (6th photo)
Doriopsis pecten 1 (3rd photo)
*Glossodoris atromarginata 8 (8th photo)
*Gymnodoris alba 8
Hypselodoris maritima 1 (5th photo)
Mexichromis festiva 2 (7th photo)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Species List 18-03-2011 Caloundra - C-Spot and Shelly

20 Species found at Caloundra, C-Spot and Shelly, light winds, great surface conditions, 5m viz, 1st dive/2nd dive/3rd dive.
*most species found this outing

Chromodoris splendida 1/1
Dermatobranchus cf. primus 3/7
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1 (8th photo)
Dermatobranchus sp. 2 0/0/1
Flabellina exoptata 1/1 (6th photo)
Flabellina rubrolineata 1/2 (2nd photo)
*Glossodoris atromarginata 1/1/12
Glossodoris vespa 2/1 (7th photo) Endemic to sthn Queensland
Gymnodoris alba 0/0/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/1/2
Hypselodoris kanga 0/0/1 (4th photo)
Hypselodoris obscura 1
Pectenodoris trilineata 0/0/1 (9th photo)
Phyllidia ocellata 1/2/1
Phyllidia picta 0/0/1 (1st photo)
Phyllidiella lizae 2
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/0/1
Roboastra luteolineata 3 (10th photo)
Sagaminopteron ornatum 0/2/1 (3rd photo)
Tritoniopsis alba 0/0/6 (5th photo)

Ancient fishing rods and reels at C-Spot (11th and 12th photos)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Species List 16-03-2011 Fairyland

19 Species found, light winds, 10m vis, a little surge, 1st dive/2nd dive.
*most species found this outing

Bornella anguilla 1
Chromodoris elisabethina /1
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/2
Chromodoris splendida 1
Dermatobranchus sp. 2 /1
Flabellina rubrolineata 1 (6th photo)
Glossodoris atromarginata 2/2
Glossodoris vespa /1 (8th photo)
Hypselodoris whitei /1 (3rd photo)
Noumea simplex 1/1
Phyllidia varicosa /1 (7th photo)
Phyllidiella lizae /2
Phyllidiopsis loricata 1 (1st and 2nd photos) This is only the second time have found this species! 18mm
Pteraeolidia ianthina 1 (5th photo) Juvenile 5mm
Roboastra luteolineata 1
Tambja morosa 1
Thuridilla carlsoni 1
Thuridilla splendens 2/1
Trinchesia sp. 6 1 (4th photo)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Species List 11-03-2011 Shellacey Reef

12 Species found, 2m swell lots of surge. 10m viz. one dive, this was a shakedown cruise for our new boat -RV Beagle after we got run over by a trawler a while back. This was a late dive so only one could be done.
*most species found this outing

Aeolidiae sp. 1 (No photo, disappeared just before photo!)
*Chromodoris elisabethina 4 (3rd photo)
Glossodoris atromarginata 3 (10th photo)
Gymnodoris alba 1 (9th photo)
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1 (1st photo)
Jorunna sp. 4 1 (5th photo)
Noumea norba 1 (4th photo)
Phyllidiella lizae 1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2
Thuridilla carlsoni 1
Thuridilla splendens 3
Trinchesia ornata 1 (2nd photo)