Monday, July 10, 2017

Species List: 09-07-2017, Shellacey Reef off Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld

19 species sighted at Shellacey Reef off Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 09-07-2017

Gary solo on this double dive outing with Sunreef Nudibranch Day consisting of 1 x 67 minute and 1 x 65 minute. Up to 20 m viz, 21 C water temp, a little surgey, sunny and beautiful conditions.

Today was Nudibranch Day and everyone that attended learned alot. There were quite a few species found but not our average at this site. A perfect day to dive, but on the bottom there was a little surge, just enough to make focussing a challenge. The water was very clean and you could see the bottm from the surface.

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

Ardeadoris rubroannulata 1/-
Bornella anguilla 1/-
Ceratosoma tenue 1/-
* Chromodoris elisabethina 2/4
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/1
Facelina sp. 3 -/1
Goniobranchus coi -/1
Goniobranchus splendidus -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/-
Hypselodoris obscura 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae -/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/-
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum -/1
Tenellia sp. 6 1/-
Tenellia sp. 33 1/-
Thuridilla splendens 1/-
Tritoniopsis elegans -/1
Verconia alboannulata -/1
Verconia simplex -/1

Preparing to leave


Our ride

Hypselodoris obscura

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Thuridilla splendens

Tenellia sp. 33

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Chromodoris elisabethina 

Ceratosoma tenue

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Bornella anguilla

Tenellia sp. 6

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Chromodoris elisabethina

Tritoniopsis elegans

Goniobranchus splendidus

Facelina sp. 3 and Verconia simplex

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Phyllidiella lizae

Goniobranchus coi

Verconia alboannulata