Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Species List: 17-08-2022, Fish Cage, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 2 species sighted at Fish Cage, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 17-08-2022.

A single solo shore entry morning with Gary of 60 minutes. Maximum depth 5.3 m, 19 C water temperature, 4 m viz.

A dive was in order after a crappy cold with mind fucking coughing. While gearing up a Dugong was seen in the river just off the shore at Fish Cgae, about 30 people saw it. I happily dived with no coughing until an hour in where my nose filled up with stuff...time to go. I did manage to record 2 species of Murphydoris.

Species and number thereof sighted

Murphydoris cobbi -7
Murphydoris puncticulata -1

Entry

Clarity

Surface

Substrate

Murphydoris cobbi

Murphydoris cobbi

Murphydoris cobbi

Murphydoris cobbi

Substrate

Nice to see.

Fish Cage

Fish Cage

Murphydoris puncticulata

Coming back...

Substrate


Monday, August 15, 2022

Species List: 14-08-2022, Nudibranch Day Sunreef, Gneering Shoals, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 26 species sighted at Nudibranch Day Sunreef, Gneering Shoals, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 14-08-2022.

A double boat entry morning with Gary, Sheryl, Kelly-Anne, Tomas, Micheal and more of 56 and 56 minutes. Maximum depth 18.4 m, 19 C water temperature, 15+ m viz.

Finally a day diving for Nudibranchs with weather that was great! 5 kts of wind, no surface current, very tiny surge with a 1 m swell. We dived the outer reaches of Shellacy Reef and dived Hanging Rock for the second. Super clean water on the bottom. Some very interesting finds today! 

Species and number thereof sighted

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Chromodoris elisabethina -2
Chromodoris kuiteri -1
Chromodoris lochi -1
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Diversidoris crocea -1
Doriprismatica atromarginata -6
Glossodoris rufomarginata -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -5
Glossodoris vespa -3
Hexabranchus sanguineus -1
Hypselodoris jacksoni -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Hypselodoris sp. 9 -1
Hypselodoris tryoni -1
Hypselodoris whitei -2
Phyllidia ocellata -1
Phyllidia varicosa -1
Phyllidiella annulata -1
Phyllidiella lizae -1
Phyllidiella pustulosa -4
Phyllidiopsis cardinalis -1
Phyllidiopsis shireenae -1
Samla bicolor -1
Tambja tenuilineata -1
Verconia norba -1

Our ride

Hypselodoris sp. 9

Shoot!

Samla bicolor



Goniobranchus splendidus

Substrate

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Goniobranchus splendidus

Surface
Hi!

Substrate

Substrate

Diversidoris crocea

Phyllidia ocellata

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Phyllidiella annulata

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Substrate

Substrate

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris whitei

Bulbaeolidia alba

Phyllidiopsis shireenae

Phyllidia ocellata

Phyllidia varicosa

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Hypselodoris sp. 9

Glossodoris vespa 

Hexabranchus sanguineus 

Goniobranchus splendidus

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Verconia norba

Chromodoris elisabethina

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Hypselodoris whitei

Phyllidia varicosa

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Chromodoris kuiteri

Hypselodoris tryoni

Phyllidiopsis cardinalis