Sunday, May 8, 2016

Species List: Intertidal searches on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 6 to 8th May, 2016

12 species sighted during intertidal searches on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland over the 6th, 7th and 8th May.

Julie and Terry spent a total of  6 hours searching the intertidal pools and under the rocks at Point Cartwright, Buddina, Sunshine coast and Shelly and Moffat Beaches, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast on the 6th 7th and 8th of May respectively.  Two hours were spent at each location. Conditions were great with slight winds and low, neap tides.

Number of each species sighted: Point Cartwright/Shelly Beach/Moffat Beach
* Species with highest specimen count

Aplysia argus 13/7/43
Berthella stellata -/2/2
Cratena simba -/2/-
Dolabrifera dolabrifera 2/-/-
Dendrodoris fumata 1/-/-
Dendrodoris nigra 1/-/2
Doriopsilla miniata 1/-/-
Elysia coodgeensis 8/7/56
Gymnodoris sp. 10 1/-/1
Haminoea sp 1 -/40/125
Haminoea sp. 2  4/2/1
*Vayssierea caledonica 71/14/119

 Gymnodoris sp. 10

 Vayssierea caledonica

 Doriopsilla miniata - juvenile 3 mm

 Dolabrifera dolabrifera

 Berthella stellata