Monday, July 6, 2020

Species List: 05-07-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

23 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 05-07-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Never of 180 minutes. Maximum depth 5.5 m, 19 C water temperature up to 15 m viz.

Today it was all about water clarity! In a word...amazing. Firstly finding and nice sized Cerberilla ambonensis was great. Next up Pruvotfolia sp. 1 found from under a small rock. And to top it all off finding 2 large Tenellia sp. 32 with egg mass another great find. We kept getting distracted by how good the vis was!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -2
Cerberilla ambonensis -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -2
Cratena lineata -4
Elysia sp. 30 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 14 -1
Flabellina lotos -24
Flabellina sp. 9 -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -9
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -34
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Liloa brevis shell -5
Mnestia sp. 1 shell -2
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -2
Rostanga sp. 1 -2
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -3
Tenellia sp. 24 -2
Tenellia sp. 32 -2
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
* Unidentia sp. 1 -36
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

Entry

Entry

Ready

Flabellina sp. 9

Cerberilla ambonensis

Roxaniella leucampyx

Liloa brevis

Liloa brevis

Flabellina lotos 

Clarity

Searching

Unidentia sp. 1 

Pruvotfolia sp. 1

Retusa amphizosta

Unidentia sp. 1 

Substrate

Searching

Clarity

Tenellia sp. 32

Tenellia sp. 32

Tenellia sp. 24

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella savignyi

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sp. 47

Rostanga sp. 1 x2

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Fish Cage

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 6 

Elysia sp. 30

Costasiella kuroshimae

Costasiella kuroshimae

Cratena lineata 

Atys semistriatus

Unidentia sp. 14

Facelina bourailli

Facelina sp. 14