Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Species List: 17-12-2017, Rocky and C-spot off Currimundi, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

20 species sighted at Rocky and C-spot off Currimundi, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 17-12-2017.

Terry and Gary on this excursion consisting of 2 dives:
The first dive x 70 minutes at C-spot in water depths from 17 m to 20 m, 25 m viz, 26 C water temp and very little surge.
The second dive x 72 minutes at Rocky in water depths from 17 m to 20 m, 15 m viz, 26 C water temp and a little surge.

The weather looked perfect as we left the ramp at Caloundra. We raced to the site and jumped in. Upon getting close to the bottom the viz was exceptionally good, kind of a waste for us 'Branchers'! The numbers of finds was quite low for some reason. One highlight was a large Cadlinella ornatissima. And finding Flabellina sp. 6 our 727th species was a treat as well.

Number of each species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Ardeadoris sp. 2 -/1
Bulbaeolidia alba -/3
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 1/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 5/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata -/6
Facelina sp. 7 -/1
Flabellina sp. 6 1/- New Species
Flabellina rubrolineata 1/3
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus splendidus -/2
Hypselodoris bullockii -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni -/1
Hypselodoris maritima -/2
Phyllidiella annulata -/1
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllodesmium magnum 1/-
Pleurolidia juliae -/3
Pteraeolidia semperi -/2
Tyrannodoris luteolineata 1/1

Tyrannodoris luteolineata 

Goniobranchus splendidus 

Hypselodoris maritima 

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Bulbaeolidia alba

Hypselodoris bullockii

Pleurolidia juliae 

Pteraeolidia semperi

Facelina sp. 7

Phyllidiella annulata

Phyllidiella lizae

C-spot substrate

Cheers Terry and surface conditions

Phyllodesmium magnum

Phyllodesmium magnum

Chromodoris kuiteri

Cadlinella ornatissima

Chromodoris elisabethina

Tyrannodoris luteolineata

Flabellina rubrolineata

Great viz


Surface conditions