Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Species List: 24-12-2017, Nudi Retreat and Nudi Ledge, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

33 species sighted at Nudi Retreat and Nudi Ledge, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 24-12-2017.

Julie, Terry, Gary and David on this excursion consisting of 2 dives:
The first dive x 88 minutes at Nudi Retreat in water depths from 14 m to 17 m, 8 m viz, 24 C water temp and no surge.
The second dive x 80 minutes at Nudi Ledge in water depths from 15 m to 18 m, 8 m viz, 24 C water temp and no surge.

Pleasant diving conditions greeted us again except that the wind blew a little stronger and earlier than predicted chopping up the surface but this was only noticeable while reascending on the anchor line. It blew from the north, fortunately making for a following sea on our return trip. Nudi Retreat produced 24 species and Nudi Ledge 19 with only 10 being common to both sites. Uncommon finds were Phyllidiella cooraburrama at Nudi Retreat (only sighted once previously) and Miamira moloch at Nudi Ledge (only sighted twice previously).

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

Ardeadoris rubroannulata 1/-
Atys semistriatus (shell) 1/-
Bornella anguilla -/5
Bulbaeolidia alba 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina -/5
Chromodoris kuiteri 4/6
Dermatobranchus ornatus 5/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 1/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 1/-
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 12/16
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 1/-
Gymnodoris alba 1/-
Gymnodoris sp. 10 1/-
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/1
Hypselodoris marĂ­tima -/1
Hypselodoris zephyra 1/-
Jorunna sp. 3 -/1
Mariaglaja inornata 3/1
Miamira moloch -/1
Nembrotha purpureolineata 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 3/5
Phyllidia varicosa -/2
Phyllidiella lizae 3/3
Phyllidiella cooraburrama 1/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/2
Pleurolidia juliae 1/2
Pteraeolidia semperi 3/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum 2/2
Tritoniopsis elegans 2/-
Tyrannodoris luteolineata -/1

Hypselodoris zephyra

Goniobranchus splendidus

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Pteraeolidia semperi

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Bornella anguilla - mating pair

Hypselodoris marĂ­tima

Miamira moloch

Miamira moloch

Pleurolidia juliae


Sagaminopteron ornatum

Tritoniopsis elegans

Phyllidiella cooraburrama

Atys semistriatus

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Glossodoris vespa

Bornella anguilla - feeding

The dive platform


Ardeadoris rubroannulata

 Doriprismatica atromarginata

Phyllidiella lizae

Dermatobranchus sp. 8 

Bulbaeolidia alba


Gymnodoris alba

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Nembrotha purpureolineata

Surface conditions

Phyllidia varicosa 

Chromodoris kuiteri 

Chromodoris elisabethina

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Phyllidia ocellata