Sunday, March 14, 2021

Species List: 14-03-2021, Sunreef Nudibranch Day the Trench, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 24 species sighted at Sunreef Nudibranch Day the Trench, Mooloolaba, Qld. 12-03-2021.

A double boat dive with Gary, Tracey, Harvey and friends of 51 and 54 minutes. Maximum depth 19.4 m, 27 C water temperature, up to 10 m viz.

Today was Sunreef Nudibranch Day and the weather looked great, nice to out in open water. The dive great and seeing a large Goniobranchus kuniei really made my day. Halgerda aurantiomaculata was another great find. Searching for and finding an Elysia pusilla was another highlight. An interesting collection of records despite the dives being 50 minutes each.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Berthella martensi -1
Bornella anguilla -2
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cadlinella ornatissima -1
Chromodoris elisabethina -2
Chromodoris kuiteri -3
Chromodoris lochi -1
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 -1
Doriprismatica atromarginata -3
Elysia pusilla -1
Glossodoris vespa -6
Goniobranchus kuniei -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Halgerda aurantiomaculata -2
Hypselodoris bullockii -2
Phyllidia ocellata -1
Phyllidia varicosa -1
Phyllidiella annulata -1
Phyllidiella pustulosa -1
Roboastra luteolineata -2
Tambja victoriae -1
Thuridilla gracilis -1
Thuridilla sp. 6 -4

Our ride

Lesh

The gang

Surface

Resting

Hit the spot!

Substrate

Substrate

Chromodoris lochi

Hit the spot!

Chromodoris kuiteri

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

Shoot

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

Roboastra luteolineata

Phyllidiella annulata

Substrate

Hello

Bornella anguilla

Thuridilla sp. 6 

Substrate

Searching

Chromodoris elisabethina

Phyllidia ocellata

Elysia pusilla

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

Goniobranchus kuniei 

Tambja victoriae

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Chromodoris elisabethina

Phyllidia varicosa 

Chromodoris kuiteri

Chromodoris kuiteri

Dermatobranchus sp. 8