Sunday, April 5, 2015

Species List: Wobby Rock, Gneering Shoals, Sunshine Coast, 04-04-2015

16 species sighted at Wobby Rock, Gneering Shoals, Sunshine Coast.

Julie, Terry and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 79 minute and 1 x 77 minute dives in water depths of 15m to 19m. 12m viz, 26C water temp and a little surge.

We returned to Wobby Rock for this trip not so much because it was teeming with nudibranchs (which it wasn't) last Tuesday but because the dirty water run off from the heavy rains has extended out a considerable distance offshore. Very lumpy surface conditions at the start of the day gradually improved as the day progressed. Only the usual suspects were sighted on this trip. Julie commented that she saw more species of sea star than nudibranchs.

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

Berthellina citrina 1/2
Chromodoris elisabethina 1/-
Cratena lineata 1/-
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/2
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 1/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/-
Hypselodoris maculosa 1/-
Noumea simplex 1/-
Phyllidia elegans -/1
Phyllidiella lizae 2/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/1
Thuridilla carlsoni 2/-
* Thuridilla splendens 5/2
Trinchesia ornata 1/1

Surface conditions

Chromodoris elisabethina

Hypselodoris maculosa

Thuridilla carlsoni


Trinchesia ornata

Thuridilla splendens

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Goniobranchus splendidus

Noumea simplex

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus

Glossodoris vespa

Berthellina citrina

Phyllidia elegans