Dive Report

13-03-2021 Nudi Ledge & Nudi 2

Mar 13, 2021

DAY/DATE

Saturday

13/03/2021

SITE/S

Nudi Ledge & Nudi 2
Currimundi Reef

 

PARTICIPANTS

Julie, Terry, David

 

TYPE

Subtidal

 

MODE

Boat Dives

 

VESSEL

Rebel II

 

DIVE

1

2

 

SITE/S

Nudi Ledge

Nudi 2

 

SPECIES #

20

26

 

DURATION

78 Min

80 Min

 

DEPTH/RANGE

15 – 18 m

14 – 17 m

 

TEMP.

26 C

26 C

 

VIS.

7 m

7 m

 

SURGE

Light

Light

 

CURRENT

Nil

Nil

 

COMMENTS & OBSERVATIONS

The Team was engaged in the Sea Slug Census of the Sunshine Coast and with the weather being agreeable the opportunity was taken to dive on the offshore reefs at Currimundi. The Mooloolaba Triathlon was in progress so we avoided the Mooloolah River and its boat ramps. The water offshore had a green tinge, usually associated with fresh run-off. Sometimes these surveys are notable for what isn’t sighted rather than what is nevertheless we did record some not-so-common species. Aegires villous, Eubranchus sp. 11 and Trapania vitta certainly fall into that category. Interesting to note that Nudi Ledge, being the most prolific site at Currimundi  Reef, was overshadowed by the finds at Nudi 2.

Total Species Sighted: 32

SPECIES LIST – ALPHABETICAL

Aegires villosus -/1
Berthella martensi 1/1
Bornella anguilla 5/2
Bulbaeolidia alba -/1
Chromodoris elisabethina 4/4
Chromodoris kuiteri 6/3
Cratena lineata -/1
Dermatobranchus oculus -/3
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 12/20
Eubranchus sp. 11 1/-
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus decorus 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus -/1
Gymnodoris alba 1/-
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/1
Hypselodoris bullockii -/2
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/1
Jorunna sp. 03 -/1
Phyllidia exquisita -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 2/2
Phyllidia picta 3/-
Phyllidia varicosa -/2
Phyllidiella cooraburrama 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 3/3
Phyllidiella pustulosa 6/15
Phyllidiopsis burni -/1
Pleurolidia juliae 1/-
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum 3/6
Trapania vitta -/1
Tritoniopsis elegans 1/2

SPECIES GROUPED BY ORDER

Nudibranchia
Aegires villosus -/1
Bornella anguilla 5/2
Bulbaeolidia alba -/1
Chromodoris elisabethina 4/4
Chromodoris kuiteri 6/3
Cratena lineata -/1
Dermatobranchus oculus -/3
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 12/20
Eubranchus sp. 11 1/-
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus decorus 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus -/1
Gymnodoris alba 1/-
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/1
Hypselodoris bullockii -/2
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/1
Jorunna sp. 03 -/1
Phyllidia exquisita -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 2/2
Phyllidia picta 3/-
Phyllidia varicosa -/2
Phyllidiella cooraburrama 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 3/3
Phyllidiella pustulosa 6/15
Phyllidiopsis burni -/1
Pleurolidia juliae 1/-
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/1
Trapania vitta -/1
Tritoniopsis elegans 1/2

Cephalaspidea
Sagaminopteron ornatum 3/6

Sacoglossa

Umbraculoidea

Pleurobranchoidea
Berthella martensi 1/1

Anaspidea

Pteropoda

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