Sunday, February 7, 2021

Species List: 06-02-2021, Fish Cage to Corner Rock (Rotunda) and back, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 19 species sighted at Fish Cage to Corner Rock (Rotunda) and back, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 03-02-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary, Fran and Nevar of 202 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 28 C water temperature, up to 4 m viz.

A crowded Saturday at the Park makes me think again before going there on the weekend. It was all happening, Burkas fisher jerk hooking my float lots of silt no parking WTF! In any case I went diving and together we found the number of species has well and truely diminished. It took me 2 hours and 10 minutes to recorded my first Goniodoridella sp. 1. 28 C water temp was very nice. Lots of Bubble shells!!! Bob Burn to confirm.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 8 shell -2
Facelina sp. 11 -5
Flabellina lotos -17
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -2
Haminoea sp. 18 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1
Liloa brevis shell -12
Mnestia sp. 1 shell -1
Plakobranchus ocellatus -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -3
Retusa sp. 6 shell -2
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Trapania brunnea -1
* Unidentia sp. 1 -50
Unidentia sp. 2 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -5
Vellicolla amphorella shell -1
NOTE. shell photos coming waiting for Bob Burn to confirm

Entry

Goniobranchus daphne

Hypselodoris obscura

Plakobranchus ocellatus

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Hypselodoris obscura

Searcher

Flabellina lotos

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 14

as I said...

Flabellina lotos

Facelina sp. 11

Goniobranchus daphne

Substrate

Stoney

Substrate

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 2

Unidentia sp. 14

Egg mass on my sculpture!

Facelina sp. 11

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Substrate

Looking up at the channel marker

Channel marker

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Substrate

Facelina sp. 11