Saturday, June 12, 2021

Species List: 12-06-2021, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 18 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 12-06-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary, Fran and Nevar of 103 minutes. Maximum depth 4.9 m, 18/19 C water temperature, up to 8 m viz.

Winter is well and truely here. The water looked and was very clear. Today the water temp was 18C - the coolest in 4 years. Nice to see Cratena pawarshindeorum, Lophodoris sp. 1 and Julia exquisita again. 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -24
Cratena pawarshindeorum -4
* Flabellina lotos -33
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -11
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -24
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Julia exquisita -1
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1
Liloa brevis shell -3
Lophodoris sp. 1 -1
Polycera sp. 1 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -2
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Tenellia sp. 49 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -21

Entry

Ready

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Cratena lineata

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Polycera sp. 1

Shoot

Unidentia sp. 1 x2

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniodoridella savignyi

Julia exquisita

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Cratena lineata

Shooting

Substrate

Cratena pawarshindeorum

Retusa amphizosta

Retusa sp. 6

Liloa brevis

Hypselodoris obscura

Unidentia sp. 1

Cratena pawarshindeorum

Cratena pawarshindeorum

Substrate

Substrate

Substrate

Goniodoridella savignyi

Tenellia sp. 23

Lophodoris sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 49

Retusa amphizosta