Sunday, February 3, 2019

Species List: 02-02-2019, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

21 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 02-02-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Kelly and Gail of 184 minutes. Maximum depth 5.4 m, 27 C water temperature and 10+ m viz.

This dive was early morning and the water looked very clear. On the bottom the water clarity was great. Again the river does not disappoint. Interesting species were recorded with a slow start. The numbers of Flabellina rubrolineata have dropped away. Phyllodesmium opalescens is always a visual treat to find.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Cratena lineata -14
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -1
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Doto sp. 5 -6
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -2
Facelina bourailli -2
Flabellina rubrolineata -2
Goniobranchus daphne -4
Goniobranchus decorus -3
Goniobranchus geometricus -3
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -3
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
* Hypselodoris obscura -12
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -4
Retusa sp. 5 shell -2
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -2

Morning has come and so we dive.

...and so we dive.


Retusa sp. 5 shell

Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniobranchus geometricus trio

Goniobranchus decorus

Gail searching

Channel marker from the bottom 4m


Goniodoridella sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 24

Facelina bourailli

Cratena lineata

Hypselodoris obscura

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Eubranchus sp. 10

Goniobranchus daphne

Thuridilla carlsoni

Flabellina rubrolineata

Thuridilla carlsoni

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Doto sp. 5

Doto sp. 5

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa