Sunday, November 12, 2017

Species List: 11-11-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

10 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 11-11-2017.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Elisha and Gail of 106 minutes. Cedric and Hong were also in the water Maximum depth 5.9m, 23 C water temperature and 1 m viz or less.

A warm sunny day did not tell us the water conditions we were about to encounter. Upon descending the visibility was nearly zero. The high swell and winds have stirred it all up. We did have just enough vis to see the substrate. The species count was challenging as well as the photography. At times the silty water became a zero vis situation.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -2
Flabellina rubrolineata -1
* Goniobranchus daphne -17
Goniobranchus geometricus -3
Goniobranchus sp. 6 -4
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3

The entry

Elisha and Cedric going to work

Hypselodoris obscura

Tenellia sp. 23

Goniodoridella sp. 1



Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus geometricus

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Cratena lineata