Terry and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 68 minute dive in water depths from 15 m to 20 m. 20 m viz, 23 C water temp and some moderate surge.
The promise of good surface conditions did not eventuate in fact the seas were so confused that it was difficult to stand up in the boat. We decided against a second dive especially since that after over an hour’s search we turned up very few species.
Number of each species sighted:
* Species with highest specimen count
Doriprismatica atromarginata -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Hexabranchus sanguineus -1
* Hypselodoris godeffroyana -2
Phyllidiella lizae -1
Phyllidiella pustulosa -1
Phyllidiopis burni -1
Thorunna daniellae -1
Verconia simplex -1
Hypselodoris godeffroyana - a trailing pair
Hexabranchus sanguineus - juvenile