Thursday, April 9, 2015

Species List: Drop Off, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, 07-04-2015

19 species sighted at Drop Off, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast.

Terry and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 90 minute and 1 x 72 minute dives in water depths of 15m to 17m. 5m viz, 26C water temp and a little surge.

With the swell dropping away and predicted westerlies we decided it was a good time to try Currimundi Reef out over the Caloundra Bar. We were pleasantly surprised at the viz which whilst not up to the Outer Gneerings was reasonable for this area given the recent rainfall.

Number of each species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Chelidonura inornata 1/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 2/-
Dermatobranchus rodmani -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/3
Flabellina rubrolineata 1/-
Glossodoris vespa 1/
Goniobranchus geometricus 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 5/-
Goniodoridella savignyi -/1
* Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/6
Hypselodoris sagamiensis -/1
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 1/1
Phyllidia picta 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 4/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa -/2
Pteraeolidia ianthina 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum  3/-
Tritoniopsis alba -/3

Surface conditions

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Jorunna sp. 3

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Chelidonura inornata

Flabellina rubrolineata

Phyllidiella lizae

Phyllidia picta

Goniobranchus geometricus

Pteraeolidia ianthina

Phyllidia ocellata

Dermatobranchus rodmani

Tritoniopsis alba

Goniodoridella savignyi

Hypselodoris sagamiensis