Monday, May 17, 2021

Species List: 14-05-2021, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 20 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 14-05-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary and Harvey of 300 minutes. Maximum depth 5.0 m, 22/23 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz.

After some rain and some time away the river was worth a go. Early meet and gear-up 5 am with a 6 am enter. Not the best viz but many critters. Goniodoridella sp. 1 was literally everywhere. The genus Goniodoridella was very common place today in the river.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -3
Elysia sp. 11 -3
Eubranchus sp. 10 -3
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 11 -3
Flabellina lotos -14
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniodoridella savignyi -+50
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 +100
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -2
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 27 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -7
Liloa brevis shell -9
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -3
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -11

Early entry

Early surface

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x2

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x2

Liloa brevis

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Liloa brevis

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella savignyi

Facelina sp. 11

Facelina sp. 11

Snail

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Substrate

Retusa amphizosta

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella savignyi

Unidentia sp. 1

Elysia sp. 11

Tenellia sp. 23

Goniodoridella savignyi

Elysia sp. 11

Hypselodoris obscura

That's BIG!

Goniodoridella savignyi mating

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Hypselodoris obscura

Eubranchus sp. 10

Substrate

Still there!

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 6



Retusa sp. 6

Liloa brevis