Dive Report

15-01-2021 Nudi 2

Jan 15, 2021

DAY/DATE

Friday

15/01/2021

SITE/S

Nudi 2

Currimundi Reef

PARTICIPANTS

Terry, David

 

TYPE

Subtidal

 

MODE

Boat Dives

 

VESSEL

Rebel II

 

DIVE

1

2

SITE/S

Nudi 2

Nudi 2

SPECIES #

19

18

DURATION

81 Min

84 Min

DEPTH/RANGE

14-17 m

14-17 m

TEMP.

26 C

26 C

VIS.

10 m

10 m

SURGE

Nil

Nil

CURRENT

Nil

Nil

COMMENTS & OBSERVATIONS

We went out over the Caloundra Bar in Rebel II, there being very little breaking water and headed up to Currimundi Reef at a good pace. Terry placed the anchor right at the foot of the ledge at Nudi 2 and we worked one way along the ledge on the first dive and the other on the second. No unusual species to report, however quite a number of very juvenile Bornella anguilla were sighted and Hypselodoris bullockii always makes for a handsome portrait. A small Phyllodesmium magnum was found nibbling on a large Sarcophyton soft coral. The two commonest presentations of Chromodoris elisabethina were also sighted in close proximity to each other – the one with a single black continuous mid-dorsal stripe and the other with many additional smaller black dashes either side. The ventral aspect of Phyllidia elegans was photographed showing the characteristic longitudinal black line on the foot sole.

TOTAL SPECIES SIGHTED: 26

 

SPECIES LIST – ALPHABETICAL

Bornella anguilla 4/7
Chromodoris elisabethina 3/4
Chromodoris kuiteri 3/3
Dermatobranchus oculus 1/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 3/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 30/13
Elysia maoria 1/-
Flabellina sp. 08 2/-
Glossodoris vespa -/2
Goniobranchus decorus -/1
Goniobranchus geometricus -/1
Goniobranchus sp. 06 1/1
Goniobranchus splendidus  -/2
Gymnodoris alba  2/-
Hypselodoris bullockii 1/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni  1/-
Phyllidia elegans -/1
Phyllidia varicosa  1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 2/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 3/6
Phyllodesmium magnum 1/-
Pleurolidia juliae -/2
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/2
Roboastra luteolineata 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum 13/6
Tritoniopsis elegans  -/3

SPECIES GROUPED BY ORDER

Nudibranchia
Bornella anguilla 4/7
Chromodoris elisabethina 3/4
Chromodoris kuiteri 3/3
Dermatobranchus oculus 1/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 3/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 30/13
Flabellina sp. 08 2/-
Glossodoris vespa -/2
Goniobranchus decorus -/1
Goniobranchus geometricus -/1
Goniobranchus sp. 06 1/1
Goniobranchus splendidus  -/2
Gymnodoris alba  2/-
Hypselodoris bullockii 1/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni  1/-
Phyllidia elegans -/1
Phyllidia varicosa  1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 2/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 3/6
Phyllodesmium magnum 1/-
Pleurolidia juliae -/2
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/2
Roboastra luteolineata 1/-
Tritoniopsis elegans  -/3

Cephalaspidea
Sagaminopteron ornatum 13/6

Sacoglossa
Elysia maoria 1/-

Umbraculoidea

Pleurobranchoidea

Anaspidea

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