Sunday, February 7, 2021

Species List: 05-02-2021, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 17 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 05-02-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Harvey and Tracey of 270 minutes. Maximum depth 6.0 m, 27 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz. 

A morning low tidal flow, calm surface and what is not to love with that as an end of week dive. On sight the landscape was silty  and the number of species was still very low and taking photos was a challenge  as they were short to come by, but still some nice species are about. 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata - 4
Facelina sp. 11 - 1
Flabellina lotos - 3
Goniobranchus daphne - 7
Goniobranchus setoensis -2
Goniodoridella sp.1 - 6
Goniodoridella savignyi- 1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 - 1
Hypselodoris obscura - 10
Hypselodoris whitei -1
Hypselodoris zephyra juvenille - 1
Kabeiro christianae - 1
Tenellia sp. 23 - 6
*Unidentia sp. 1 - 20+
Unidentia sp. 2 - 4
Unidentia sp. 3 - 4
Unidentia sp. 14 - 6

Entry

Surface

Who?

Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Facelina sp. 11

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus setoensis

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella savignyi

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris whitei

Hypselodoris whitei

Hypselodoris zephyra

Hypselodoris zephyra

Hypselodoris zephyra

Kabeiro christianae

Kabeiro christianae

Flabellina lotos

Stoney

Tenellia sp. 23

Tenellia sp. 23

Tenellia sp. 23

Tenellia sp. 23

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 2

Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 14

Unidentia sp. 14