Friday, July 23, 2021

Species List: 23-07-2021, Rotunda up river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 23 species sighted at Rotunda up river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 23-07-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary, Fran and Nevar of 113 minutes. Maximum depth 5.3 m, 18 C water temperature, 10 m+ viz.

Another winters day dive. The cool water is very clean right now. It was great to see Tenellia sp. 24 again. Lophodoris sp. 1, Verconia simplex and Placida kevinleei were also great finds. Nice shooting Fran and Nevar!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

* Cratena lineata -38
Cratena pawarshindeorum -1
Cratena simba -1
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Facelina bourailli -1    
Flabellina lotos -14
Goniobranchus sp. 6 -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -23
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -21
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 16 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -6
Kabeiro christianae -2
Liloa brevis shell -2
Lophodoris sp. 1 -1
Placida kevinleei -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -4
Verconia simplex -1

Early entry

Unidentia sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sp. 23

Tenellia sp. 24

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura

Cratena lineata

Flabellina lotos x2

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Cratena pawarshindeorum

Cratena pawarshindeorum

Goniodoridella savignyi

Lophodoris sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 16

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella savignyi x3

Placida kevinleei

Cratena simba

Liloa brevis

Retusa amphizosta

Cool shrimp

Liloa brevis

Cratena lineata

Kabeiro christianae

Kabeiro christianae

Cratena pawarshindeorum

Goniobranchus sp. 6

Cratena pawarshindeorum

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa juvenile

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Searching

Searching

Substrate

Clear water

Point Rock

Searching

Eel friend

A friend