Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Species List: 15-08-2021, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

25 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River,  Sunshine Coast, Qld. 15-08-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary, Fran and Nevar of 203 minutes. Maximum depth 6.9 m, 20 C water temperature, up to 12 m viz.

The weekend is here so is the sun the warmth the people the dogs and the clearest river around. Finding the second Polycera janjukia was mind blowing for Fran. Well done! Now my turn is next (unless Harvey beats me and he did!). It was a pleasant surprise to record a 1 mm juvenile Elysia (circled). Another great dive!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Costasiella kuroshimae -2
Costasiella sp. 1 -1
Cratena lineata -18
Elysia ? juvenile -1
Elysia sp. 5 -1
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Flabellina lotos -5
Goniobranchus daphne -4
Goniodoridella savignyi -14
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -22
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -7
Liloa brevis shell -4
Limacia ornata -1
Mnestia sp. 1 shell -1
Myja sp. 4 -1
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Placida kevinleei -1
Polycera janjukia -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -2
Rostanga sp. 1 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -2
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

Entry

Clear water

Surface

Ready

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Elysia ? juvenile circled

Elysia ? juvenile circled

Elysia ? juvenile circled

Elysia sp. 5

Polycera janjukia

Polycera janjukia

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Polycera janjukia

Polycera janjukia

Polycera janjukia

Polycera janjukia

Polycera janjukia

Polycera janjukia

Polycera janjukia

Substrate

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Searching

Substrate

Substrate looking at stairs

Goniobranchus daphne

Myja sp. 4

Myja sp. 4

Retusa amphizosta

Rostanga sp. 1

Eggs of Rostanga sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 14

Substrate

Flatworm

Philinopsis speciosa

Philinopsis speciosa

Goniobranchus daphne

Substrate

Elysia sp. 5

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x2

Flabellina lotos

Cratena lineata

Hypselodoris obscura x2

Cratena lineata

Elysia sp. 11

Placida kevinleei

Retusa amphizosta

Shooting Polycera

Costasiella kuroshimae

Costasiella kuroshimae

Costasiella kuroshimae

Goniodoridella savignyi



Polycera janjukia

Polycera janjukia

Goniodoridella savignyi

Flatworm

Liloa brevis

Eubranchus sp. 3

Mnestia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Fish Cage

Liloa brevis

Limacia ornata

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Goniodoridella sp. 5