Thursday, April 22, 2021

Species List: 21-04-2021, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 22 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 21-04-2021.

A single shore entry dive come night with Gary and Harvey (sometimes Tim) of 300 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 25 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz.

With a nice northerly blowing and a perfect beautiful sunny day and a 1.2 m tidal flow off we went. The vis has dropped off and a lot of particles in the water column. The hunt was on. Very little from under rocks. Live Retusa complanata and Mnestia sp. 1 were great records. And finding Lophodoris sp. 1 again is a treat. Another new Unidentia was also a great find.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -23
Eubranchus sp. 10 -5
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Facelina bourailli -2
* Flabellina lotos -100+ 
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -41
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Liloa brevis shell -3
Lophodoris sp. 1 -1
Mnestia sp. 1 -1
Retusa complanata -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Tenellia sp. 66 -2
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -2
Tornatina sp. 8 shell -1
Unidentia sp. 2 -1
Unidentia sp. 5 -10
Unidentia sp. 12 -1
Unidentia sp. 16 -2 NEW SPECIES


Entry

Ready

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus daphne

Facelina bourailli

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 5

Searching

What?

Flabellina lotos

Tornatina sp. 8

Mnestia sp. 1

Mnestia sp. 1

Tornatina sp. 1

Flabellina lotos x3

Shoot

Shoot

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Stonie

Facelina bourailli

Cratena lineata

Goniodoridella savignyi

Flatworm

Retusa complanata

Retusa complanata

Tenellia sp. 66

Substrate

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 5

Unidentia sp. 5

Goniodoridella sp. 

Tenellia sp. 23

Eubranchus sp. 10 x2

Eubranchus sp. 10

Unidentia sp. 5

Eubranchus sp. 10

Lophodoris sp. 1

Liloa brevis

Liloa brevis

The exit

Cratena lineata

Eubranchus sp. 10

Facelina bourailli

Flabellina sp. 9

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Lophodoris sp. 1

Mnestia sp. 1 

Retusa complanata

Tenellia sp. 23

Tenellia sp. 66

Unidentia sp. 16 NEW SPECIES

Unidentia sp. 16 NEW SPECIES

Unidentia sp. 16 NEW SPECIES