Monday, February 22, 2021

Species List: 21-02-2021, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

23 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 21-02-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary, Tracey and Harvey of 301 minutes. Maximum depth 6.0 m, 27 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz. 

With a 1.1 m tidal flow it was time to revisit Toilet Block. To me the viz was better then 2 days ago and more species. Spurilla braziliana was a treat from under a rock. And finding Discodorid sp. 1 again was also a nice treat. Be it small and striking Placida kevinleei was a great find as well. Quite a few bubble shells were found today. 

PS. Tracey don't forget your gloves and Harvey don't forget to check your manifold valve!!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Discodorid sp. 1 -1
Flabellina lotos -9
Goniobranchus daphne -8
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -6
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17  -1
Gymnodoris sp. 25 -4
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -6
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many young
* Liloa brevis shell -13
Placida kevinleei -1
Polycera sp. 1 -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -3
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -3
Spurilla braziliana -1
Tenellia sp. 66 -2
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -3
Unidentia sp. 1 -2
Unidentia sp. 5 -1

Entry

Ready

Gymnodoris sp. 25

Roxaniella leucampyx

Tornatina sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 19

Haminoea sp. 19

Liloa brevis

Unidentia sp. 5

Retusa amphizosta

Goniobranchus daphne

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura

Flatworm

Flatworm

Tenellia sp. 66

Spurilla braziliana 

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Substrate

Placida kevinleei

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Substrate

Discodorid sp. 1

Discodorid sp. 1 close-up

Shoot

Discodorid sp. 1 rhionphore

A friend

Flabellina lotos

Bulbaeolidia alba

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Pteraeolidia semperi

Flabellina lotos

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Roxaniella leucampyx

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 19

Gymnodoris sp. 25

Unidentia sp. 1

Goniobranchus splendidus

Tenellia sp. 66

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Polycera sp. 1