Saturday, November 25, 2017

Species List: 25-11-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

17 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 25-11-2017.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and Gail of 163 minutes. Maximum depth 6.2 m, 24 C water temperature and up to 3 m viz.

Another beautiful sunny day and a blue river awaited us. The vis was enough to see our finds and record them. After the dive we surfaced in a brown river. The vis stayed consistant. Our mission was to find the sponge that had all the Jorunna sp. and that Placida kevinleei. We did find it but the Placida was not there. That sponge had 11 animals on it! It was also nice to record Thuridilla carlsoni.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -2
Cratena lineata -2
Eubranchus sp. 10 -5
Flabellina rubrolineata -3
Goniobranchus daphne -8
Goniobranchus sp. 6 -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -6
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -6
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 13 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -3
* Jorunna sp. 6 -11
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
Verconia simplex -1

Entry point

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Cratena lineata


Goniobranchus daphne

Jorunna sp. 6 and egg masses

Eubranchus sp. 10

Atys semistriatus shell

Flabellina rubrolineata

Flabellina rubrolineata

Hypselodoris obscura mating

Goniodoridella savignyi


Goniodoridella sp. 6

Flabellina rubrolineata

Thuridilla carlsoni

Pteraeolidia semperi

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Atys semistriatus shell

Gymnodoris sp. 13

Tenellia sp. 23

Verconia simplex