Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Species List: 26-12-2018, Fish Cage, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

17 species sighted at Fish Cage, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 26-12-2018.

A single solo shore dive by Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 181 minute dive in water depth up to 6.2 m, 2-3 m viz, 26 C water temp.

The day was looking like a cracker so off to the river I went anticipating huge crowds, but there wasn't. There was a bit of current in the beginning but all in all it was a good dive. Finding Diversidoris aurantionodulosa from under a rock was a great find. Quite a few bubble shells were found as well. I actually thought I had found a Corambe species also from under a rock, but after sending it to Bob Burn, he indentified it as a Polyclad.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -3
Cratena lineata -3
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Doto sp. 6 -7
Eubranchus sp. 10 -9
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina rubrolineata -5
Goniobranchus daphne -4
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -15
Gymnodoris amakusana -2
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -3
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Retusa sp. 5 shell -4
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -3

Entry looked great beautiful day

Thuridilla carlsoni

Corambe looking Polyclad

Atys semistriatus shell

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa


Doto sp. 6

Phyllodesmium opalescens


Tornatina sp. 1 shell

Retusa sp. 5 shell

a pair of Ovulids

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Facelina sp. 11

Flabellina rubrolineata

Flabellina rubrolineata

Goniodoridella savignyi

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris amakusana

Goniobranchus daphne

Eubranchus sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura juvenile

Hypselodoris obscura

Fish Cage

Cratena lineata

Eubranchus sp. 10