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24-04-2024 Grays Bay

DAY/DATE

Wednesday

24/04/2024

SITE/S

Grays Bay

Bowen

 

PARTICIPANTS

Julie & Terry

 

TYPE

Subtidal

 

MODE

Shore Entry

 

VESSEL

 

DIVE

1

 

SITE/S

Grays Bay

 

SPECIES #

1

 

DURATION

91 Min

 

DEPTH/RANGE

3.4 m

 

TEMP.

26 C

 

VIS.

1 m

 

SURGE

Nil

 

CURRENT

Nil

 

COMMENTS & OBSERVATIONS

Talk about desperation! We snorkelled this site on Saturday and viz was not too bad (not great either) for a clean-up event, removing fishing line, hooks and lures. We headed out hoping things would improve as we got further from shore however visibility increased from 0.5m to 1m. Once you went below about 2m you really could not see much at all. We persevered though, spending most of the time in the shallow area over the coral and found one lonely sea slug.  

Taxonomic Diversity:

Our Historical data:
– We have now completed 7 surveys and recorded 15 species at Grays Bay since our first survey here on 26/04/2023.
– Our most frequently recorded species here are Doriprismatica atromarginata (43%), Hypselodoris roo (43%), Chromodoris lineolata (43%), and Baeolidia variablis (29%);
– This is the first time we have recorded Gymnodoris sp. 26 at this site.
– Our last survey at this site was on 28/02/2024.
(Historical data courtesy of Terry Farr, who extracts it from his comprehensive database.)


Guide to Symbols:
+++ New Species
+ First time sighted in Whitsundays
# Most commonly sighted at this site with %

TOTAL SPECIES SIGHTED: 1

 

SPECIES LIST – ALPHABETICAL

Gymnodoris sp. 26 -1

SPECIES GROUPED BY ORDER

Nudibranchia
Dorids
Phanerobranchs
Gymnodoris sp. 26 1
Cryptobranchs

Porostomes

Cladobranchs
Aeolids

Arminids

Dendronotinids

Cephalaspidea

Sacoglossa

Umbraculoidea

Pleurobranchoidea

Anaspidea

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