Sunday, January 6, 2019

Species List: 06-01-2019, Fish Cage, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

25 species sighted at Fish Cage, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 06-01-2019.

A single shore dive by Gary, Kelly, Adele and Chad on this excursion consisting of 1 x 153 minute dive in water depth up to 6.5 m, up to 2 m viz, 27 C water temp.

Yesterday the river looked so blue so we decided to dive this morning. When the smoke cleased another new species was found and some unusual ones as well. The water temp was a warm 27C but the vis was low probably due to the swell. All in all a nice dive.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella ireneae -1 NEW SPECIES
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cratena lineata -27
Doto sp. 6 -15
Eubranchus sp. 10 -3
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 2 -1
* Flabellina rubrolineata -39
Goniobranchus collingwoodi juvenile -1
Goniobranchus daphne -6
Goniobranchus decorus -2
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -5
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -6
Gymnodoris sp. 9 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Haminoea sp. shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -6
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Runcina sp. 2 -2
Tenellia sp. 32 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -1
Unidentia sp. 3 -4
Verconia simplex -1


Anteaeolidiella ireneae with egg mass NEW SPECIES

Doto sp. 6 - 5 animals in this photo

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus daphne mating pair

Flabellina rubrolineata

Tenellia sp. 32


Cratena lineata

Flabellina rubrolineata pair

Unidentia sp. 3


Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 3

Goniobranchus geometricus

Goniodoridella savignyi

Runcina sp. 2 shell

Runcina sp. 2

Goniobranchus collingwoodi juvenile

Facelina bourailli

Eubranchus sp. 10

Hypselodoris obscura

Unidentia sp. 1

Haminoea sp. shell

Facelina sp. 2

Bulbaeolidia alba

Goniobranchus daphne juvenile

Goniobranchus splendidus juvenile

Verconia simplex

Gymnodoris sp. 9

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniobranchus decorus

Anteaeolidiella ireneae   NEW SPECIES

Pteraeolidia semperi