Sunday, November 29, 2015

Species List: The Wall, Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, 27-11-2015

19 species sighted at The Wall, Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast.

Terry and David on this excursion consisting of a single 105 minute dive in water depths of 8 m to 15 m. 8 m viz, 24 C water temp and slight surge in the shallower parts. We anchored at the western end of The Wall in 8 m of water and worked up to and past the Bommie and back. A weather front came in earlier than expected during this dive so we decided not to undertake a second.

This was a swan-song trip on Mischief as it will have a marine survey next week followed by a hand over to a new owner. A sad day it will be to part ways due to all the wonderful times she enabled us to have. However plans are being made for something different.

Number of each species sighted:
* Species with highest specimen count

Ardeadoris aff. averni  -1
Bornella anguilla  -1
Bulbaeolidia alba  -1
Chromodoris burni  -2
Chromodoris magnifica  -1
Dermatobranchus rodmani  -3
Doriprismatica atromarginata  -1
Favorinus sp. 1  -1
Flabellina rubrolineata  -1
Halgerda aurantiomaculata  -1
Hypselodoris jacksoni  -1
* Phyllidia ocellata  -4
Phyllidiella lizae  -1
Phyllidiella pustulosa  -3
Pteraeolidia semperi  -1
Sagaminopteron ornatum  -2
Thuridilla carlsoni  -1
Thuridilla splendens  -3
Tritoniopsis alba  -2

Bulbaeolidia alba 

Bornella anguilla

Thuridilla carlsoni

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Dermatobranchus rodmani - juvenile

Ardeadoris aff. averni

Chromodoris burni

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Chromodoris magnifica

Thuridilla splendens

Flabellina rubrolineata

Phyllidia ocellata

Dermatobranchus rodmani - adult

Tritoniopsis alba - adult

Tritoniopsis alba - juvenile

Phyllidiella pustulosa