Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Species List: 25-12-2019, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

38 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 25-12-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Kelly and Nevar of 241 minutes. Maximum depth 6.0 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 5 m viz.

Get in while the getting is good! So off we went. Nudibranchs were a bit scarce during the tidal flow in the beginning but we managed to find 36 species.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 7 shell -1
Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -1
Baeolidia australis -1
Colpodaspis sp. 1 -4
Costasiella sp. 6 -1
Cratena lineata -1
* Doto sp. 5 -21
Elysia sp. 11 -2
Mnestia sp. 1 -1
Facelina sp. 11 -4
Flabellina lotos -2
Godiva sp. 2 -1
Goniobranchus albonares -1
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniobranchus decorus -3
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -3
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -20
Gymnodoris nigricolor -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -1
Haminoea sp. 12 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -3
Julia exquisita -1
Mnestia sp. 1 -1
Myja longicornis -1
Onchidoris maugeansis -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -2
Phyllodesmium undulatum -1
Polycera sp. 1 -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 44 -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 9 -1

Rainy entry

Step on down

Early viz

Costasiella sp. 6

Elysia sp. 11

Goniobranchus albonares

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella savignyi

Doto sp. 5

Doto sp. 5

Tenellia sp. 44

Tenellia sp. 44

Goniobranchus geometricus

Goniodoridella sp. 1 

The pillar before the desert

Facelina sp. 11

Godiva sp. 2

Doto sp. 5 

Phyllodesmium opalescens 

Goniobranchus decorus 

Flabellina lotos

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Mnestia sp. 1 a large specimen

Eubranchus sp. 10

Haminoea sp. 12

Haminoea sp. 12

Pteraeolidia semperi

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Phyllodesmium undulatum

Hypselodoris obscura

Tenellia sp. 24

Substrate

The "Grotto"

Onchidoris maugeansis and eggs masses

Onchidoris maugeansis

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Myja longicornis

Myja longicornis

Gymnodoris nigricolor

Atys sp. 7 shell

Polycera sp. 1

Polycera sp. 1

Julia exquisita

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Gary never wants to stop!