Sunday, December 2, 2018

Species List: 30-11-2018, East Boulders, Old Woman Island, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

36 species sighted at East Boulders, Old Woman Island, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 30-11-2018.

Julie, Terry, David and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 79 and 1 x 69 minute dives in water depths up to 16.1 m, up to 10 m viz, 23 C water temp.

With the weather changing and a northerly coming we opted for a site we have not been to in a while on the eastern side of Old Woman Island. Large isolated boulders scatter the bottom, almost like mooring blocks. The bottom was very healthy and target rich. Thuridilla splendens seemed to be everywhere we looked. Nice diving!

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

Bornella anguilla 2/1
Ceratosoma tenue 1/1
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 1/1
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 1/5
Doriprismatica atromarginata 4/6
Elysia maoria -/1
Elysia pusilla 1/6
Elysia sp. 11 1/-
Flabellina exoptata 2/-
Flabellina rubrolineata 2/-
Glossodoris rufomarginata 1/1
Goniobranchus albonares 1/-
Goniobranchus coi 1/-
Goniobranchus daphne 4/2
Goniobranchus splendidus 8/5
Goniobranchus sp. 6 -/6
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/6
Hypselodoris obscura 1/2
Hypselodoris sp. 2 -/1
Mariaglaja inornata -/5
Mexichromis mariei 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 2/1
Phyllidia varicosa -/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/-
Phyllidiopsis burni -/1
Pteraeolidia semperi 2/-
Roboastra luteolineata 3/4
Sagaminopteron ornatum 4/4
Thuridilla albopustulosa -/1
* Thuridilla splendens 11/5
Tenellia sibogae 1/-
Tritoniopsis elegans 2/-
Tylodina corticalis 6/-
Verconia decussata -/1
Verconia sp. 2 -/2
Verconia romeri 1/-

Our ride


David shooting by the line

Goniobranchus albonares

Goniobranchus daphne

Ceratosoma tenue

Doriprismatica atromarginata

The Block

Flabellina rubrolineata

Elysia pusilla

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Goniobranchus splendidus

A pair of Tritoniopsis elegans

Thuridilla splendens

Verconia romeri

Old Woman Island from the east

Discussion time

Verconia sp. 2

Thuridilla albopustulosa

Elysia pusilla

Dermatobranchus sp. 8

Mariaglaja inornata

Hypselodoris sp. 2

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Elysia pusilla

Mariaglaja inornata

Ceratosoma tenue

Flabellina exoptata

Tylodina corticalis

Elysia maoria

Roboastra luteolineata

Mariaglaja inornata

Tylodina corticalis


Goniobranchus coi

Verconia decussata

Tenellia sibogae

Elysia sp. 11