Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Species List: 07-10-2019, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

23 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 07-10-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, David, Brenton and Sheryl of 156 minutes. Maximum depth 6.4 m, 23 C water temperature and up to 6 m viz.

A 31C temperature was predicted for today and it was last day of a 3 day weekend. Hangup the drysuit! 23C water temp was the beginning of summer. As silly as it was our mission in the beginning was to locate the sea-horse again...I found it and recorded it. Back to business. Since we got in early there was a nice current and the count was lower than anticipated. It was very nice to see Sakuraeolis nungunoides, Sclerodoris apiculata and Sebadoris fragilis again.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -1
Cratena simba -2
Dendrodoris fumata -1
Facelina sp. 12 -1
Favorinus sp. 1 -2
Flabellina lotos -1
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniobranchus decorus -6
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -6
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -11
Hypselodoris obscura -3
Hypselodoris roo -1
Hypselodoris whitei -2
Hypselodoris zephyra -1
* Pteraeolidia semperi -25
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -1
Sclerodoris apiculata -1
Sebadoris fragilis -1
Tenellia sibogae -6
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 44 -1
Unidentia sp. 4 -1

Ready to go!



A friend found

Hypselodoris roo 

Goniobranchus decorus

Hypselodoris zephyra

Pteraeolidia semperi

Hypselodoris obscura

Tenellia sibogae

Cratena lineata 

Goniodoridella savignyi

Sebadoris fragilis

Facelina sp. 12 

Favorinus sp. 1

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Cratena simba

Goniobranchus decorus

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus decorus

Tenellia sp. 23

Tenellia sibogae

Flabellina lotos

Sclerodoris apiculata