Monday, March 22, 2021

Species List: 21-03-2021, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 22 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 21-03-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary, Jenny joined us for a while and David of 303 minutes. Maximum depth 6.2 m, 26 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz.

More getting in while the going is ok. With a 1.1 m tidal flow Toilet Block was calling again. After some rain and runoff the water looked a little brown, but we know what that means...top layer of fresh and clear water underneath. Some great nudibranchs despite the conditions! Dotos were out to play. A live Weinkauffia reliqua was a great find. I did not see any Unidentia sp. 1 today! A second sighting of Unidentia sp. 12 was a pleasant surprise. 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella ireneae -1
Berthella stellata -1
Cratena lineata -2
Cratena simba -1
Discodoris lilacina -1
Doto sp. 3 -20
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Facelina sp. 18 -1 
* Flabellina lotos -24
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniodoridella savignyi -19
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -13
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -6
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many young
Liloa brevis shell -2
Lophodoris sp. 1 -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
Unidentia sp. 12 -1 Second sighting
Unidentia sp. 14 -5
Weinkauffia reliqua -1

A brown entry

A brown surface

Man and brown water

Shallow fresh water layer at start

Cratena lineata

Doto sp. 3

Liloa brevis

Facelina sp. 11

Unidentia sp. 14

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Hypselodoris obscura

Discodoris lilacina

Jen

David

Knoutsodonta maugeansis many young

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 12  Second sighting

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus daphne

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Flatworm

Substrate

Shoot Jen

Scutus

Cratena simba

Cowrie

Substrate

Cratena lineata

Facelina sp. 18

Channel marker

Flatworm

Berthella stellata

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Doto sp. 3

Goniobranchus daphne

Lophodoris sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 47

Unidentia sp. 14 x2

Lophodoris sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 47

Unidentia sp. 14

Doto sp. 3

Doto sp. 3

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella savignyi

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Substrate

Substrate

Doto sp. 3

Weinkauffia reliqua

Weinkauffia reliqua

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Tenellia sp. 23


Saturday, March 20, 2021

Species List: 19-03-2021, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 34 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 19-03-2021.

A single solo shore entry dive with Gary of 302 minutes. Maximum depth 6.0 m, 25 C water temperature, up to 6 m viz.

Get in while the going is good. With a 1.3 m tidal flow Toilet Block was calling. After some rain and runoff the water looked a little brown, but we know what that means...top layer of fresh and clear water underneath. This dive was epic. 3 new species and many others. Some great nudibranchs dispite the conditions! I am happy to have been on the bottom. Yes it was a true martian lighting!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella ireneae -1
Berthella stellata -1
Costasiella sp. 1 -1
Cratena lineata -3
Dendrodoris sp. 10 -1 NEW SPECIES
Discodoris lilacina -1
Doto sp. 7 -2 Second sighting
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Facelina bourailli -2
Facelina sp. 7 -1
Facelina sp. 11 -3
Facelina sp. 17 -3 NEW SPECIES
Facelina sp. 18 -2 NEW SPECIES
Flabellina lotos -17
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniobranchus verrieri -1
* Goniodoridella savignyi -31
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -15
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1
Liloa brevis shell -6
Lophodoris sp. 1 -2
Niparaya sp. 11 -1
Niparaya sp. 14 -1
Polycera sp. 1 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 47 -12
Tenellia sp. 66 -2
Tornatina sp. 1 -1
Tornatina sp. 2 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -2

Entry

Surface

Fresh water upper layer

Facelina bourailli

Liloa brevis

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1

Substrate

Facelina sp. 11

Substrate

Facelina sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x2

Liloa brevis

Cratena lineata

Flatworm

Discodoris lilacina

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Tornatina sp. 2

Goniobranchus verrieri

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella savignyi

Substrate

Tenellia sp. 23

Substrate

Substrate

Scutus

Landmark

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Facelina sp. 18  NEW SPECIES

Facelina sp. 18  NEW SPECIES

Facelina sp. 18  x2 NEW SPECIES

Polycera sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 66

Tenellia sp. 66

Berthella stellata egg mass

Berthella stellata

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Flatworm

Facelina sp. 17  NEW SPECIES

Facelina sp. 17  NEW SPECIES

Facelina sp. 17  x2 NEW SPECIES 

Flatworm x2

Facelina sp. 17  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 47 

Tenellia sp. 47 

Tornatina sp. 1

Tornatina sp. 1

Niparaya sp. 14

Unidentia sp. 1

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x2

Substrate

Goniodoridella savignyi 12 mm!

Facelina bourailli

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Doto sp. 7 x2 Second sighting

Doto sp. 7 x2 Second sighting

Niparaya sp. 11

Tenellia sp. 47 x2

Lophodoris sp. 1

Costasiella sp. 1

Eubranchus sp. 3

Lophodoris sp. 1

Flatworm

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Facelina sp. 7

Dendrodoris sp. 10  NEW SPECIES

Goniobranchus daphne