Sunday, July 19, 2015

Species List: La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 18-07-2015

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

Julie, Terry and David on this single shore entry dive of 93 minutes. Maximum depth 6 m, 17 C water temperature and 5m viz.

Back in the river again for this dive but just upstream from Thursday's immersion. Whilst our sightings are still relatively low numbers are on an upwards trend and we did find some different species from those of Thursday which is an encouraging sign. The white specks that are Goniodoridella sp. 1 are everywhere on the substrate. At just 100 m upstream from Thursday's dive we found an abundant population of Unidentia angelvaldesi. 

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Analogium amakusanum -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -26
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Phidiana bourailli -1
Trinchesia sp. 24 -2
Unidentia angelvaldesi -13

Surface conditions

Eubranchus sp. 10 on hydroid

Gymnodoris sp. 10


Phidiana bourailli

Trinchesia sp. 24 moving off its eggs

Analogium amakusanum

Unidentia angelvaldesi on three separate 
egg spirals

Bulbaeolidia alba

Trinchesia sp. 24

Goniodoridella sp. 1