Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Species List: 24-07-2017, Lobster City and Coles Hole, Caloundra and Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld

15 species sighted at Lobster City and Coles Hole, Caloundra and Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 23-07-2017

Gary and Magnus on this excursion consisting of 1 x 62 minute and 1 x 58 minute dives in water depths from 15 m to 20 m. 5-10 m viz, 19 C water temp and a lot of surge.

After yesterday the swell picked up and the water quality dropped and surge got higher. Still managed to record 15 species. Challenging!

Number of each species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Chromodoris kuiteri -/1
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/2
Flabellina rubrolineata 1/-
Glossodoris vespa 1/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 3/1
* Hypselodoris jacksoni 4/1
* Hypselodoris obscura 4/1
Phyllidia varicosa 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/-
Phyllidiopsis burni 1/-
Thuridilla splendens -/1
Verconia romeri -/1

Surface conditions

Substrate

Phyllidiopsis burni

Phyllidia varicosa

Goniobranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Flabellina rubrolineata

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Hypselodoris obscura

Glossodoris vespa

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Hypselodoris obscura

Phyllidiella lizae

Substrate

Verconia romeri

Verconia romeri

Chromodoris kuiteri

Thuridilla splendens

Goniobranchus splendidus

Phyllidiella lizae

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Species List: 23-07-2017, Seventeen and Lobster City, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld

31 species sighted at Seventeen and Lobster City, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 23-07-2017

Julie, David, Terry and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 60 minute and 1 x 59 minute dives in water depths from 15 m to 20 m. 10 m viz, 19 C water temp and a little surge.

We dived a new site and was it good! Big boudlers and walls proved productive. Between these two sites we managed to record 31 species of Nudibranch. Which includes our 711th species this time.

Number of each species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Ardeadoris sp. 1 2/8
Bornella anguilla -/2
Bulbaeolidia alba 1/-
Cadlinella ornatissima -/1
Ceratosoma tenue -/1
Dermatobranchus oculus 2/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 2/4
Flabellina exoptata 1/2
Flabellina rubrolineata -/1
Glossodoris vespa 1/2
Goniobranchus daphne 1/-
Goniobranchus sp. 2 1/-
* Goniobranchus splendidus 4/7
Goniodoridella savignyi -/1
Hypselodoris bullockii -/3
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/3
Hypselodoris obscura 1/4
Phyllidia ocellata -/3
Phyllidia picta -/1
Phyllidia varicosa -/1
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/3
Phyllidiopsis burni -/1
Pteraeolidia semperi 2/-
Roboastra luteolineata 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/1
Tambja tenuilineata -/2
Thuridilla splendens -/1
Trapania sp. 2 -/1 NEW SPECIES
Tylodina corticalis -/1

Surface conditions

Terry and the substrate

Goniobranchus daphne

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Goniobranchus splendidus

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Bulbaeolidia alba

Pteraeolidia semperi

Hypselodoris bullockii

Lobster rock

Tambja tenuilineata

Trapania sp. 2   NEW SPECIES

Trapania sp. 2   NEW SPECIES

Goniobranchus splendidus

Goniodoridella savignyi

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Bornella anguilla

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Cadlinella ornatissima

Hypselodoris obscura

Phyllidia varicosa

Ardeadoris sp. 1

Glossodoris vespa

Goniobranchus splendidus

Trapania sp. 2   NEW SPECIES

Trapania sp. 2   NEW SPECIES

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Glossodoris vespa

Phyllidia ocellata

Flabellina exoptata

Hypselodoris bullockii

Ceratosoma tenue

Substrate

Phyllidiopsis burni

Bornella anguilla

Phyllidia picta

Phyllidia varicosa

Substrate

Roboastra luteolineata