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19-11-2021 Nudi 2

DAY/DATE Friday 19/11/2021 SITE/S Nudi 2Currimundi Reef   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Nudi 2 Nudi 2 SPECIES # 20 22 DURATION 77 Min 69 Min DEPTH/RANGE 13-17 m 13-17 m TEMP. 22...

16-11-2021 Clown Reef

DAY/DATE Tuesday 16/11/2021 SITE/S Clown ReefOuter Gneerings   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Clown Reef Clown Reef SPECIES # 26 14 DURATION 71 Min 50 Min DEPTH/RANGE 14-20 m...

06-11-2021 Dropoff & Nudi 2

DAY/DATE Saturday 06/11/2021 SITE/S Dropoff & Nudi 2   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S Dropoff Nudi 2   SPECIES # 17 21   DURATION 72 Min 72 Min  ...

05-11-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Friday 05/11/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Fish Cage Entry)   SPECIES # 29   DURATION 162 Min  ...

27-10-2021 The Wall OWI

DAY/DATE Wednesday 27/10/2021 SITE/S The Wall Old Woman Island   PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S The Wall, OWI The Wall, OWI SPECIES # 32 36 DURATION 93 Min 86 Min...

09-10-2021 Alexandra Headland – Intertidal

DAY/DATE Saturday 09/10/2021 SITE/S Alexandra HeadlandWave Platform   PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Intertidal   MODE Intertidalsearching   VESSEL –   DIVE 1 Session   SITE/S Alexandra HeadlandWave Platform SPECIES # 3   DURATION...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 3 Goniobranchus splendidus

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 3 Goniobranchus splendidus Goniobranchus splendidus is a common and conspicuous species of nudibranch, though endemic to the east coast of Australia, from southern New South Wales to central Queensland. It exhibits variation in...

19-09-2021 Mangrove Boardwalk – Intertidal

DAY/DATE Sunday 19/09/2021 SITE/S Mangrove Boardwalk   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Intertidal   MODE Intertidal searching   VESSEL –   DIVE 1 Session   SITE/S Mangrove Boardwalk Golden Beach SPECIES # 3   DURATION 1...

18-09-2021 Mangrove Boardwalk – Intertidal

DAY/DATE Saturday 18/09/2021 SITE/S Mangrove Boardwalk   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Intertidal   MODE Intertidal searching   VESSEL –   DIVE 1 Session   SITE/S Mangrove Boardwalk Golden Beach SPECIES # 2   DURATION 1...

09-09-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Thursday 09/09/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Rotunda Entry)   SPECIES # 16   DURATION 142 Min  ...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 2 Goniobranchus geometricus

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 2 Goniobranchus geometricus Goniobranchus geometricus, to the uninitiated, can appear very much like a phyllidiid nudibranch if the gill is not displayed – all black and white and lumpy. However there are, from time to time,...

30-08-2021 Canyons & Trench

DAY/DATE Monday 30/08/2021 SITE/S Canyons & Trench   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S Canyons Trench   SPECIES # 16 17   DURATION 71 Min 69 Min  ...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 1 Hypselodoris jacksoni

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 1 Hypselodoris jacksoni There are a number of common species of nudibranch that can exhibit a variability of presentation. These differences can sometimes be put down to geographical location but more than often, not necessarily so....

26-08-2021 Canyons?

DAY/DATE Thursday 26/08/2021 SITE/S Canyons?   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1   SITE/S Canyons?   SPECIES # 9   DURATION 65 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 17 – 19 m  ...

22-08-2021 Nudi 2

DAY/DATE Sunday 22/08/2021 SITE/S Nudi 2 Currimundi Reef PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Nudi 2 Nudi 2 SPECIES # 28 28 DURATION 80 Min 66 Min DEPTH/RANGE 13-17 m 13-17 m TEMP....

20-08-2021 East Boulders & The Wall

DAY/DATE Friday 20/08/2021 SITE/S East Boulders OWI The Wall OWI PARTICIPANTS Terry, David TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S East Boulders The Wall SPECIES # 19 16 DURATION 99 Min 78 Min DEPTH/RANGE 9-12m 6-14m TEMP....

14-08-2021 Nudi Ledge

DAY/DATE Saturday 14/08/2021 SITE/S Nudi LedgeCurrimundi Reef PARTICIPANTS Terry, David TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Nudi Ledge Nudi Ledge SPECIES # 25 23 DURATION 83 Min 77 Min DEPTH/RANGE 14-17m 14-17m TEMP. 20C...

13-08-2021 Shellacey Reef

DAY/DATE Friday 13/08/2021 SITE/S Shellacey ReefOuter Gneering Shoals PARTICIPANTS Terry, David TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Shellacey Reef Shellacey Reef SPECIES # 22 20 DURATION 78 Min 79 Min DEPTH/RANGE 14-18m...

PHYLLIDIID SUCTORIAL FEEDING

Phyllidiid Suctorial Feeding We are occasionally fortunate enough to encounter and record a nudibranch feeding, that is, to actually see that they are feeding, because most often the process is hidden from us beneath them. In those instances, with the sponge-feeders,...

24-07-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Saturday 24/07/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Toilet Block Entry)   SPECIES # 13   DURATION 77 Min...

23-07-2021 Nudi Retreat

DAY/DATE Friday 23/07/2021 SITE/S Nudi Retreat   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S Nudi Retreat Nudi Retreat   SPECIES # 14 16   DURATION 80 Min 64 Min  ...

20-07-2021 Trench

DAY/DATE Tuesday 20/07/2021 SITE/S Trench   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S Trench Trench   SPECIES # 21 18   DURATION 78 Min 68 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 14 –...

13-07-2021 Dakota & Rocky

DAY/DATE Tuesday 13/07/2021 SITE/S Dakota & Rocky   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S Dakota Rocky   SPECIES # 6 16   DURATION 75 Min 72 Min   DEPTH/RANGE...

10-07-2021 The Trench

DAY/DATE Saturday 10/07/2021 SITE/S The TrenchInner Gneering Shoals PARTICIPANTS Terry, David TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S The Trench The Trench SPECIES # 25 18 DURATION 88 Min 75 Min DEPTH/RANGE 14-19m 14-19m...

24-06-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Thursday 24/06/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal – Night Dive   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Fish Cage Entry)   SPECIES # 12   DURATION 101...

18-06-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Friday 18/06/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Toilet Block Entry)   SPECIES # 19   DURATION 112 Min  ...

15-06-2021 The Wall OWI

DAY/DATE Tuesday 15/06/2021 SITE/S The Wall OWI   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S The Wall The Wall SPECIES # 25 19 DURATION 88 Min 86 Min DEPTH/RANGE 5-15 m 5-15 m TEMP. 21 C 21...

13-06-2021 Nudi 2 & C Spot

DAY/DATE Sunday 13/06/2021 SITE/S Nudi 2 & C Spot   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S Nudi 2 C Spot   SPECIES # 13 12   DURATION 71 Min 76 Min  ...

08-06-2021 Nudi Ledge

DAY/DATE Tuesday 08/06/2021 SITE/S Nudi Ledge   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Nudi Ledge Nudi Ledge SPECIES # 22 22 DURATION 77 Min 70 Min DEPTH/RANGE 14-17m 14-17m TEMP. 20C...

03-06-2021 Terry’s Delight & Wobby Rock

DAY/DATE Thursday 03/06/2021 SITE/S Terry’s Delight & Wobby Rock   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S Terry’s Delight Wobby Rock   SPECIES # 12 11  ...

21-05-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Friday 21/05/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Rotunda)   SPECIES # 8   DURATION 55 Min   DEPTH/RANGE To 5.3...

SPONGIVORES – The Sponge Eaters

SPONGIVORES – The Sponge Eaters Sponges (Phylum Porifera) are one of simplest and oldest of multicellular animals. They have the least complex body form of the multicellular animals. Only a few specialist predators are known to be exclusively spongivores, that...

10-05-2021 Aquarium

DAY/DATE Saturday 10/05/2021 SITE/S Aquarium Gneering Shoals PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Aquarium Aquarium SPECIES # 18 12 DURATION 65 Min 67 Min DEPTH/RANGE 15-20 m 15-20 m...

08-05-2021 Coles Hole

DAY/DATE Saturday 08/05/2021 SITE/S Coles Hole   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Coles Hole Coles Hole SPECIES # 15 6 DURATION 63 Min 66 Min DEPTH/RANGE 16-20 m 16-20 m TEMP. 23 C...

30-04-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Friday 30/04/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Fish Cage Entry)   SPECIES # 12   DURATION 143 Min  ...

28-04-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Wednesday 28/04/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Toilet Block Entry)   SPECIES # 15   DURATION 126 Min...

15-04-2021 Where’s Dewley

DAY/DATE Thursday 15/04/2021 SITE/S Where’s Dewley Arkwright Shoals PARTICIPANTS Julie, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL More Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Where’s Dewley Where’s Dewley SPECIES # 19 14 DURATION 78 Min...

SLUGIVORES – SEA SLUGS THAT PREY ON SEA SLUGS

Slugivores – Sea Slugs That Prey On Sea Slugs The great majority of sea slug species are carnivorous, meaning they prey on animal life rather than plant life. It is often not appreciated that sponges, bryozoans and hydroids etc. although primitive life forms,...

27-03-2021 Shellacey Reef

DAY/DATE Saturday 27/03/2021 SITE/S Shellacey Reef Gneering Shoals PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL More Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Shellacey Reef Shellacey reef SPECIES # 20 17 DURATION 68 Min 74 Min...

19-03-2021 Clown Reef

DAY/DATE Friday 19/03/2021 SITE/S Clown Reef Gneering Shoals PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Clown Reef Clown Reef SPECIES # 11 9 DURATION 62 Min 68 Min DEPTH/RANGE 16-20 m 16-20 m...

14-03-2021 TJ’s Boulders & Nudi Retreat

DAY/DATE Sunday 14/03/2021 SITE/S TJ’s Boulders & Nudi RetreatCurrimundi Reef   PARTICIPANTS Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S TJ’s Boulders Nudi Retreat   SPECIES #...

13-03-2021 Nudi Ledge & Nudi 2

DAY/DATE Saturday 13/03/2021 SITE/S Nudi Ledge & Nudi 2Currimundi 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...

10-03-2021 Hancock Shoals & Terry’s Delight

DAY/DATE Wednesday 10/03/2021 SITE/S Hancock Shoals & Terry’s Delight   PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2   SITE/S Hancock Shoals Terry’s Delight   SPECIES...

HITCHIN’ A RIDE ON THE SEA SLUG TRAIN

  Hitchin’ a Ride on the Sea Slug Train It is often said there is no such thing as a free meal, but what about a free ride to collect your meal? One sees sea slugs on many sessile invertebrates either feeding or traversing but only occasionally does one see...

THE ALGAE GRAZERS

  The Algae Grazers (Header image above – Petalifera ramosa) It has long been established that the algae are the base upon which the marine food web is built and sustained. Algae are an important food source for numerous marine animals across many different...

THE CORAL EATERS

Many people are surprised to learn that some nudibranch sea slugs are actually corallivorous, that is they feed upon corals. Those that keep corals in aquariums however know only too well the havoc certain nudibranchs can cause particular corals. Corals don’t look to...

16-02-2021 La Balsa Park

DAY/DATE Tuesday 16/02/2021 SITE/S La Balsa Park   PARTICIPANTS Julie, Terry, David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S La Balsa Park (Toilet Block Entry)   SPECIES # 7   DURATION 126 Min  ...