Saturday, August 6, 2022

Species List: 06-08-2022, Fish Cage, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

 7 species sighted at Fish Cage, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 06-08-2022.

A single shore entry morning with Gary and David with Fran and Nevar joining later of 147 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 18 C water temperature, 2 m viz.

After a bit of rain, wind and swell there was plenty of silt! The vis had dropped to 2 m and when high tide came whiteouts occurred. HOWEVER!! the unexpected happened. Six Thecacera pennigera were recorded, how spectacular! Also great was recording Bulbaeolidia alba and Murphydoris sp. 11 as come-back species. Wonderful. Fran and Nevar managed to record Myja sp. 1, another come-back species. A total of 5 live species, best dive yet!

Species and number thereof sighted

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Liloa brevis shell -1
Murphydoris cobbi -3
Murphydoris sp. 11 -2
Myja sp. 1 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Thecacera pennigera -6

Exit

Clarity

Surface

Shoot David!



Egg mass

Murphydoris sp. 11

Liloa brevis

Murphydoris cobbi

Substrate

The gloom

Bulbaeolidia alba

Bulbaeolidia alba 

Murphydoris sp. 11

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera

Bivalve

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera mating

Thecacera pennigera mating

Thecacera pennigera mating

Murphydoris sp. 11

Myja sp. 1