Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Species List: TJs Boulders, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland 5-10-2015

31 species sighted at TJs Boulders, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Terry and Julie on these two 68 minute boat dives to 19 m, 15 m visibility 21C water temp.

Finally the good weather stars aligned and we were able to venture out in the boat. After so many shore dives we were not certain we would remember what to do in a boat – never mind being deeper than 7m. Surface conditions were extremely pleasant and the whales graced us with their songs during the dives. Of particular note was the large eagle ray which cruised by on the second dive.

Number of species sighted
* Species with the highest specimen count 

Aplysia parvula 1/-
Ardeadoris aff. averni 1/2
Ardeadoris rubroannulata 1/-
Babakina indopacifica 1/-
Berthella martensi -/1
Bornella anguilla -/1
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/-
Chromodoris sp.1 -/1
Chromodoris striatella 1/1
Dermatobranchus cf. primus 2/-
* Dermatobranchus ornatus 3/2
Doriprismatica atromarginata -/3
Favorinus sp. 1 -/1
Flabellina exoptata 1/-
Flabellina rubrolineata 3/-
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus daphne 4/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 2/1
Gymnodoris alba -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni -/4
Hypselodoris maritima -/1
Hypselodoris obscura 2/1
Hypselodoris sagamiensis -/1
Nembrotha purpureolineata -/1
Noumea laboutei -/1
Noumea norba 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 1/1
Phyllidiella lizae 2/-
Pleurolidia juliae -/3
* Pteraeolidia semperi 4/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/3

 Dermatobranchus cf. primus

 Noumea norba

 Flabellina exoptata


Phyllidiella lizae
 Ardeadoris aff. averni

 Phyllidia ocellata

 Babakina indopacifica

 Flabellina rubrolineata

 Dermatobranchus ornatus

 Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Goniobranchus daphne
 Surface conditions

 Chromodoris sp.1

Berthella martensi
 Bornella anguilla

 Glossodoris vespa

 Noumea laboutei

 Dermatobranchus ornatus pair
 Aplysia parvula

 Hypselodoris obscura

 Doriprismatica atromarginata

 Sagaminopteron ornatum

 Pleurolidia juliae

Nembrotha purpureolineata