Sunday, December 2, 2018

Species List: 26-11-2018, Forskalli Park, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

33 species sighted at Forskalli Park, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 26-11-2018.

David, Terry and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 98 minute and 1 x 89 minute dives in water depths up to 12.1 m, up to 10 m viz, 24 C water temp.

With the swell not so high we decided to go to Forskalli Park. We haven't been there in a while and it didn't disappoint. Finding 2 Phyllodesmium colemani was very nice. Lots of Halimeda but only one Elysia pusilla. Large Miamira magnifica and Goniobranchus leopardus animals were great to photograph.

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

Aegires gardineri -/1
Ardeadoris angustolutea 1/-
Biuve fulvipunctata 1/-
Chromodoris sp. 5 2/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 2/5
Dermatobranchus oculus 1/-
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 12/4
Elysia pusilla 1/-
Glossodoris rufomarginata -/2
Glossodoris vespa -/3
Goniobranchus collingwoodi 1/-
Goniobranchus decorus -/1
Goniobranchus geometricus -/2
Goniobranchus leopardus -/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 2/2
Hexabranchus sanguineus -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 3/3
Hypselodoris maritima 1/-
Hypselodoris obscura -/1
Hypselodoris whitei 1/-
Hypselodoris zephyra 3/-
Mexichromis festiva 3/-
Miamira magnifica 1/-
Phyllidia picta -/1
Phyllidiella annulata 1/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 4/-
Phyllidiopsis burni 1/-
Phyllodesmium colemani -/2
Sagaminopteron ornatum 2/-
Thorunna sp. 2 1/-
Thuridilla carlsoni -/1
Tritoniopsis elegans -/2
Verconia norba 5/-

Our ride

Leaving our ride

Verconia norba

Ardeadoris angustolutea


Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Verconia norba

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Phyllidiella annulata


Phyllidiella pustulosa

Elysia pusilla

Hypselodoris maritima

Biuve fulvipunctata

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Dermatobranchus sp. 8

Dermatobranchus oculus

Miamira magnifica

Miamira magnifica

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Surface conditions

Aegires gardineri

Thuridilla carlsoni

Goniobranchus geometricus

Phyllidia picta

Glossodoris vespa

Hypselodoris jacksoni mating

Dermatobranchus sp. 8

Goniobranchus decorus

2 Phyllodesmium colemani

Phyllodesmium colemani

Goniobranchus leopardus

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Tritoniopsis elegans

Hypselodoris zephyra

Chromodoris sp. 5

Biuve fulvipunctata

Thorunna sp. 2

Mexichromis festiva

Hypselodoris jacksoni