Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Species List: Castle Rock, Bicheno, Tasmania 24, 25, 26-11-2014

9 species were found and 7 new species were added to the big Tasmania list over the 3 days diving with David. We chartered the boat at Bicheno Dive and was treated with great nudibranch dive time. 14C water temp, light winds, 15m vis, average dive 1 hour.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cadlina tasmanica  1
Caldukia affinis  10
Ceratosoma amoenum  2
Ceratosoma brevicaudatum  1
Colpodaspis sp. 1  1
Flabellina poenicia  1
Janolus eximius  1
*Polycera janjukia  12

Tularia bractea  8

David ready to go at Govenors Island boat ramp

David falling down the canyon

The substrate

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Polycera janjukia

Janolus eximius thought to endemic to NZ

Caldukia affinis

Ceratosoma brevicaudatum

Cadlina tasmanica

Polycera janjukia

Tularia bractea