Saturday, April 30, 2016

Species List: Point Cartwright, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 23-04-2016

9 species sighted at Point Cartwright, Buddina, Sunshine Coast during a two hour search of the rocks and tide pools.

Julie, Gary and Terry on this two hour search of the tide pools and under the rocks at Point Cartwright.  A relatively clear sky and building winds made the searching comfortable and a reasonable number of species were sighted for this area.

Number of species sighted
*Species with highest specimen count

Aplysia argus - 17
Cratena simba - 2 (both missing tails)
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 - 1
Dendrodoris fumata - 1
Dendrodoris nigra - 2
Elysia coodeensis -30
Hamineoa sp. 1 -38
Phidiana bourailli - 3
*Vayssierea caledonica - 40+

Cratena simba

 Hamineoa sp. 1

 Phidiana bourailli

 Dermatobranchus sp. 7

The team searching a rock pool
Photo - Debi Thornely