Thursday, January 24, 2019

Species List: 24-01-2019, Fish Cage up river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

13 species sighted at Fish Cage up river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 24-01-2019.

A single solo shore entry dive by Gary of 183 minutes. Maximum depth 6.2 m, 27 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

With a 1.8 tide and what looked like clear water I dived the upper half of the site. Scouring the sand did not prove very successful probably due to the current, but nice nudibranchs were found non the less. On the sand at the edge of the channel was a flattened can, I turned it over and there sat a 40 mm Godiva quadricolor in all its glory. A real beauty.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -2
Carminodoris nodulosa?? -2
* Doto sp. 6 -13
Eubranchus sp. 10 -2
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina rubrolineata -5
Godiva quadricolor -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -3
Gymnodoris amakusana -2
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Phyllodesmium opalescens -2
Pteraeolidia semperi -2
Thuridilla carlsoni -1



Goniodoridella sp. 1

A pair of Carminodoris nodulosa??

Carminodoris nodulosa??

Carminodoris nodulosa??

Thuridilla carlsoni

Atys semistriatus shell

Facelina sp. 11

Facelina sp. 11

Eubranchus sp. 10

Hypselodoris obscura

Godiva quadricolor

Godiva quadricolor front end


Doto sp. 6 pair

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Flabellina rubrolineata 

Gymnodoris amakusana

Phyllodesmium opalescens from under a rock

Fish Cage

Phyllodesmium opalescens in the sand

Phyllodesmium opalescens in the sand

Substrate not bab vis

Carminodoris nodulosa??