Monday, February 19, 2018

Species List: 17-02-2018, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

10 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 17-02-2018.

A single shore entry dive by Julie, Terry and David of 132 minutes. Maximum depth 6.4 m, 26 C water temperature and 2 m viz.

Quite a strong tidal current was encountered for the first 30 minutes. Nothing exceptional to report except the species count is quite low and being further upstream again no Unidentia of any type were sighted. The two species of Noumeaella are not common and were found in close proximity to each other.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Flabellina rubrolineata -4
Goniobranchus daphne -4
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -12
Gymnodoris sp. 8 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -7
Noumeaella sp. 1 -1
Noumeaella sp. 2 -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -4

Hypselodoris obscura

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Gymnodoris sp. 8 

Noumeaella sp. 2

Noumeaella sp. 1

Flabellina rubrolineata

Bulbaeolidia alba