Sunday, July 14, 2024

Species List: 14-07-2024, Toilet Block, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

19 species sighted at Toilet Block, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 14-07-2024.

A single solo shore entry dive with Gary, David and Robert of 172 minutes, 1.2 m, maximum depth 5.4 m, 20 C water temperature, 1 m viz.

With a bit of swell and wind the water got quite smokey. Being close and going low and slow the substrate was clearly seen. Flabellina species were out in force. After a few months or more Myja species have comeback. Dendrodoris arborescens was nice to see from under a rock. A challenging dive quite worth every penny!

Species and numbers recorded:

Bulbaeolidia alba -2
Dendrodoris arborescens -1
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Flabellina lotos -30
Flabellina pseudolotos -4
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella unidonta -3
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Murphydoris cobbi -7
Myja hyotan -3
Myja sp. 1 -5
Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile -2
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sibogae (yellow) -1
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
Tenellia sp. 70 -2
Unidentia sp. 1 -4
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 5 -1

Entry

Surface

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Murphydoris cobbi

Goniodoridella unidonta

Substrate

Tenellia sibogae

Tenellia sp. 70

Murphydoris cobbi

Flabellina pseudolotos 

Unidentia sp. 1

Goniodoridella unidonta 

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Myja sp. 1

Myja sp. 1

Myja food source

Tenellia sp. 70

Unidentia sp. 4

Flabellina pseudolotos

Flabellina pseudolotos

Facelina sp. 11

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Bulbaeolidia alba 

Substrate

Myja hyotan

Myja hyotan

Look up

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Tenellia sp. 47

Pteraeolidia semperi 

Substrate

Substrate

Myja hyotan


Friday, July 12, 2024

Species List: 12-07-2024, Fish Cage to Point Rock and back, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 21 species sighted at Fish Cage to Point Rock and back, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 12-07-2024.

A single shore entry dive with Gary and Eliot of 94 minutes, 1.1 m, maximum depth 5.4 m, 20 C water temperature, 6 m viz.

Eliot wanted to see what was the fuss diving the river. The tidal flow was 1.1 m and the water column had some fluff. Short dive gave us 69 Nudibranchs and 21 species. Not bad. 

Species and numbers recorded:

Bulbaeolidia alba -2
Cratena lineata -14
Cratena simba -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Facelina bourailli -2
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina lotos -10
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella unidonta -4
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Idaliadoris maugeansis -1
Liloa brevis shell -1
Murphydoris cobbi -13
Rostanga sp. 1 -1
Tenellia sp. 70 -2
Tenellia sp. 66 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -7
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

Entry

Clarity

Surface

Ready

Substrate upon descent

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Rostanga sp. 1

Idaliadoris maugeansis

Unidentia sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura 

Goniodoridella unidonta

Cratena lineata

Murphydoris cobbi 

Murphydoris cobbi 

Cratena lineata

Substrate

Murphydoris cobbi 

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Unidentia sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 66 

Goniodoridella unidonta

Goniobranchus daphne

Murphydoris cobbi 

Flabellina lotos

Bulbaeolidia alba

Facelina bourailli 

Facelina bourailli 

Little fish

Cratena lineata

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos



Hypselodoris obscura 

Gothum City

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sp. 70

Haminoea sp. 19 

Tenellia sp. 70

Cratena simba 

Goniobranchus daphne

Eubranchus sp. 10 

Bulbaeolidia alba

Liloa brevis

Facelina sp. 11

Facelina sp. 11