Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Species List: La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast.

10 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast.

Sue Churchill and Rogan Draper joined Julie, Terry, and David on this single shore entry night dive of 89 minutes in depths to 7m. 5m viz, 22C water temp and some incoming tidal current.

Not our best effort at this site however Unidentia angelvaldesi specimens were sighted for the first time at this section of the river but none appeared as healthy as those further upstream. Boat traffic was very light due to the rough conditions outside, conditions which probably contributed to the reduced visibility experienced. Our visitors proved marvellous company and we hope will join us for more excursions before they head off again.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Analogium amakusanum 1
Goniobranchus daphne 1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 2
Hypselodoris obscura 2
Pleurobranchus weberi 1
* Pteraeolidia ianthina 11
Trinchesia ornata 1
Trinchesia sibogae 6
Trinchesia yamasui 1
Unidentia angelvaldesi 3

Trinchesia yamasui

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Trinchesia sibogae

Goniobranchus daphne

Pteraeolidia ianthina

Analogium amakusanum

Hypselodoris obscura

Unidentia angelvaldesi

Trinchesia ornata