Thursday, November 14, 2019

Species List: 10-11-2019, The Trench, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

23 species sighted at The Trench, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 10-11-2019.

A double boat entry dive by Gary, David and Harvey of 50/50 minute dives. Maximum depth 20.7 m, 22 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

Another Sunreef Nudibranch Day is upon us! The weather looked perfect after a bit of swell and wind. As the morning went on the wind dropped making the day nice. Not a lot of nudibranchs but some good ones non the less. For me the Oxynoes were nice to see.

Species and number thereof sighted first dive/second dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Ardeadoris rubroannulata -/1
Bornella anguilla 1/-
Bulbaeolidia alba -/1
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/2
Chromodoris elisabethina 1/3
Chromodoris kuiteri 2/2
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1/-
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 7/3
Elysia pusilla 2/-
Goniobranchus sp. 6 1/-
Goniobranchus sp. 9 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 1/-
Hexabranchus sanguineus -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni -/1
Jorunna sp. 3 -/1
Oxynoe jacksoni 2/1
Phyllidia ocellata -/1
Phyllidiella lizae -/1
Roboastra luteolineata 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/1
Thuridilla sp. 6 2/4
Verconia alboannulata -/1
Verconia norba -/1

Making ready

Surface conditions upon arrival

Cadlinella ornatissima 

Oxynoe jacksoni


Oxynoe jacksoni

Chromodoris kuiteri

Bornella anguilla

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Goniobranchus sp. 6

Thuridilla sp. 6 

Elysia pusilla

Surface conditions

Phyllidia ocellata

Oxynoe jacksoni

Phyllidiella lizae

Goniobranchus sp. 8

Verconia alboannulata 

Verconia norba 

David shooting

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Chromodoris elisabethina 

Jorunna sp. 3

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Sagaminopteron ornatum 

Roboastra luteolineata

Hypselodoris jacksoni 

Oxynoe jacksoni

Elysia pusilla