Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Species List: 23-08-2020, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 27 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 23-08-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary, Harvey and Tracey of 230 minutes. Maximum depth 5.4 m, 19 C water temperature up to 10 m viz.

Today's 1.6 m tidal flow was softer than yesterday. The water clarity is still beautiful. The silt seems to have almost gone away. Some interesting nudibranchs were found. Tracey and Harvey went right and David and I went left. 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 8 shell -3
Bulbaeolidia alba -5
Cratena lineata -5
Dendrodoris denisoni -1
Elysia pusilla -1
Elysia sp. 5 -1
Facelina sp. 11 -3
Flabellina lotos -33
Goniodoridella savignyi -13
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -10
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Hallaxa iju -1
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Kabeiro christianae -2
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -2
Liloa brevis live -1 shell -10
Placida kevinleei -2
Polycera sp. 1 -2
Retusa amphizosta shell -3
Tenellia sp. 23 -6
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
* Unidentia sp. 1 -36
Unidentia sp. 2 -6
Unidentia sp. 3 -9
Unidentia sp. 11 -2

Entry

Ready to go

Substrate

Thuridilla carlsoni

Tenellia sp. 23 x2

Tenellia sp. 24

Liloa brevis

Retusa amphizosta

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 23 plus

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 2

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 23

Knoutsodonta maugeansis 

Knoutsodonta maugeansis 

Polycera sp. 1 

Elysia sp. 5

Substrate

Substrate

Bulbaeolidia alba

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x2

Unidentia sp. 11



Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris obscura x2

Goniodoridella savignyi

Retusa amphizosta 

Retusa amphizosta 

Facelina sp. 11

Flabellina lotos

Hugh...

Retusa amphizosta

Liloa brevis

Flabellina lotos 

Haminoea sp. 19

Liloa brevis

Hallaxa iju 

Kabeiro christianae

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1

Facelina sp. 11

Polycera sp. 1 x2

Placida kevinleei

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Dendrodoris denisoni