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21-05-2024 Horseshoe Bay

DAY/DATE Tuesday 21/05/2024 SITE/S Horseshoe Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Horseshoe Bay   SPECIES # 2   DURATION 89 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 6.1 m...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 4 Mexichromis mariei

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 4 Mexichromis mariei Mexichromis mariei, (Crosse, 1872) originally described as Goniodoris mariei back in 1872 from a single specimen collected in New Caledonia, can be quite variable in presentation. “This is one of the most variably...

26-04-2024 Horseshoe Bay

DAY/DATE Friday 26/04/2024 SITE/S Horseshoe Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Horseshoe Bay   SPECIES # 5   DURATION 114 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 3.7 m...

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...

16-04-2024 Terrys Delight

DAY/DATE Tuesday 16/04/2024 SITE/S Terrys DelightArkwright Shoals    PARTICIPANTS David & Harvey   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 SITE/S Terrys Delight SPECIES # 9 DURATION 75 Min DEPTH/RANGE 13-16.6...

09-04-2024 Middle Island

DAY/DATE Tuesday 09/04/2024 SITE/S Middle IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 3 SITE/S Middle Is. South Middle Is. South Middle Is. West SPECIES # 6 7 1 DURATION 63 Min...

Illusory – Delusory – Elusory

Illusory – Delusory – Elusory – The Art Of Blending In – Sea Slugs that mimic their food or other invertebrates in the habitat. In other NudiNotes we have looked at the many ways that sea slugs mimic other sea slugs, sea slugs that advertise...

04-03-2024 Innaminka Rock

DAY/DATE Monday 04/03/2024 SITE/S Innaminka RockBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Innaminka Rock Innaminka Rock SPECIES # 16 19 DURATION 85 Min 74 Min DEPTH/RANGE 8.2...

01-03-2024 Hancock Shoals

DAY/DATE Friday 01/03/2024 SITE/S Hancock Shoalsoff Mt. Peregian    PARTICIPANTS Harvey & David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Hancock Shoals Hancock Shoals SPECIES # 16 15 DURATION 89 Min...

28-02-2024 Grays Bay

DAY/DATE Wednesday 28/02/2024 SITE/S Grays Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Grays Bay   SPECIES # 2   DURATION 135 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 3 m  ...

22-02-2024 Wobby Rock

DAY/DATE Thursday 22/02/2024 SITE/S Wobby RockOuter Gneerings    PARTICIPANTS Harvey & David    TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Wobby Rock Wobby Rock SPECIES # 12 9 DURATION 65 Min 65 Min...

07-02-2024 Kings Beach – north

DAY/DATE Wednesday 07/02/2024 SITE/S Kings Beach north Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Kings Beach north   SPECIES # 4   DURATION 105 Min  ...

FAKE – FRAUDULENT – FALLACIOUS Mimics of Sea Slugs

FAKE – FRAUDULENT – FALLACIOUS Mimics of Sea Slugs Other NudiNotes have discussed sea slugs that look like other sea slugs (see Specious Sea Slugs NudiNote), for a number of complex reasons, and all the confusion that it causes taxonomists, the publishers...

21-01-2024 Trench

DAY/DATE Sunday 21/01/2024 SITE/S TrenchInner Gneerings    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 SITE/S Trench SPECIES # 5 DURATION 63 Min DEPTH/RANGE 14-16.7 m TEMP. 26 C VIS. <4 m SURGE...

09-01-2024 Flinders Reef

DAY/DATE Tuesday 09/01/2024 SITE/S Flinders Reef     PARTICIPANTS David, Ruth & Jenni   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL MV ScubaWorld   DIVE 1 2 3 SITE/S North-West Aladdins-East South-West SPECIES # 12 10 5 DURATION 52 Min...

04-01-2024 Rose Bay

DAY/DATE Thursday 04/01/2024 SITE/S Rose Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Rose Bay   SPECIES # 8   DURATION 146 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 4.6 m  ...

30-12-2023 Rose Bay

DAY/DATE Saturday 30/12/2023 SITE/S Rose Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Rose Bay   SPECIES # 12   DURATION 210 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 1.5-3.7 m...

29-12-2023 Rose Bay

DAY/DATE Friday 29/12/2023 SITE/S Rose Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE SubtidalSnorkel   MODE Shore EntrySnorkel   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Rose Bay   SPECIES # 4   DURATION 90 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 1...

26-12-2023 Rose Bay

DAY/DATE Tuesday 26/12/2023 SITE/S Rose Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Rose Bay   SPECIES # 9   DURATION 121 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 2-4.6 m  ...

21-12-2023 Trench

DAY/DATE Thursday 21/12/2023 SITE/S TrenchInner Gneerings    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Trench Trench SPECIES # 9 8 DURATION 66 Min 66 Min DEPTH/RANGE 13-18 m 13-18 m...

19-12-2023 Flinders Reef

DAY/DATE Tuesday 19/12/2023 SITE/S Flinders Reef   PARTICIPANTS David & Will   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL MV ScubaWorld   DIVE 1 2 3 SITE/S North-West Aladdins-East South-West SPECIES # 13 9 3 DURATION 52 Min 53 Min 51 Min...

THE STORY BEHIND A NAME

THE STORY BEHIND A NAME Chromodoris elisabethina Definitive information about the taxonomic history of Chromodoris elisabethina together with some attractive (dare I say pretty) and some not so attractive pictures, but nevertheless informative. A story of misspelling,...

06-12-2023 Bornella Reef

DAY/DATE Wednesday 06/012/2023 SITE/S Bornella ReefMudjimba Island    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Bornella Reef Bornella Reef SPECIES # 12 15 DURATION 86 Min 80 Min...

27-11-2023 Grays Bay

DAY/DATE Monday 27/11/2023 SITE/S Grays Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Grays Bay   SPECIES # 6   DURATION 140 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 3.7 m  ...

16-11-2023 Horseshoe Bay

DAY/DATE Thursday 16/11/2023 SITE/S Horseshoe Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE SubtidalNight Dive   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Horseshoe Bay   SPECIES # 6   DURATION 88 Min  ...

SPECIOUS SEA SLUGS – Cryptics Mimics Variations & Morphs

SPECIOUS SEA SLUGS Specious: misleading in appearance, superficially plausible but actually incorrect. Cryptics Mimics Variations & Morphs Most divers just enjoy their recreation with little exposure to, or even interest in, the scientific process. They take...

12-11-2023 Grays Bay

DAY/DATE Sunday 12/11/2023 SITE/S Grays Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Grays Bay   SPECIES # 8   DURATION 125 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 3 m  ...

10-11-2023 Grays Bay

DAY/DATE Friday 10/11/2023 SITE/S Grays Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE SubtidalNight Dive   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Grays Bay   SPECIES # 3   DURATION 72 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 2.5...

05-11-2023 Grays Bay

DAY/DATE Sunday 05/11/2023 SITE/S Grays Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Grays Bay   SPECIES # 2   DURATION 136 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 3 m  ...

26-10-2023 Horseshoe Bay

DAY/DATE Thursday 26/10/2023 SITE/S Horseshoe Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Horseshoe Bay   SPECIES # 11   DURATION 128 Min   DEPTH/RANGE 2...

21-09-2023 Holbourne Island

DAY/DATE Thursday 21/09/2023 SITE/S Holbourne IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S The Gap The Gap SPECIES # 4 6 DURATION 66 Min 61 Min DEPTH/RANGE 13 m 13 m TEMP....

14-08-2023 Holbourne Island

DAY/DATE Monday 14/08/2023 SITE/S Holbourne IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Manta Reef Manta Reef SPECIES # 10 5 DURATION 78 Min 60 Min DEPTH/RANGE 13 m 14 m...

14-08-2023 Elsewhere, OWI

DAY/DATE Monday 14/08/2023 SITE/S ElsewhereMudjimba Island    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Elsewhere Elsewhere SPECIES # 16 13 DURATION 81 Min 64 Min DEPTH/RANGE 10-12 m...

31-07-2023 Bornella Reef

DAY/DATE Monday 31/07/2023 SITE/S Bornella ReefMudjimba Island    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Bornella Reef Bornella Reef SPECIES # 9 8 DURATION 66 Min 48 Min DEPTH/RANGE...

11-07-2023 North-East Reef

DAY/DATE Tuesday 11/07/2023 SITE/S North-East ReefMudjimba Island    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 SITE/S North-East Reef SPECIES # 9 DURATION 64 Min DEPTH/RANGE 12 m TEMP. 21 C VIS....

29-06-2023 Horseshoe Bay

DAY/DATE Thursday 29/06/2023 SITE/S Horseshoe Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Horseshoe Bay   SPECIES # 5   DURATION 102 Min   DEPTH/RANGE To...

30-04-2023 Holbourne Island

DAY/DATE Sunday 30/04/2023 SITE/S Holbourne IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S The Gap The Gap SPECIES # 8 7 DURATION 78 Min 72 Min DEPTH/RANGE 5-10 m 4-8 m TEMP....

16-04-2023 Bornella Reef

DAY/DATE Sunday 16/04/2023 SITE/S Bornella ReefMudjimba Island    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Bornella Reef Bornella Reef SPECIES # 15 11 DURATION 87 Min 76 Min...

12-04-2023 North-West Reef

DAY/DATE Wednesday 12/04/2023 SITE/S North-West ReefMudjimba Island    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S North-West Reef North-West Reef SPECIES # 15 9 DURATION 98 Min 83 Min...

12-04-2023 Middle Island

DAY/DATE Wednesday 12/04/2023 SITE/S Middle IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Middle Is. South Middle Is. South SPECIES # 5 1 DURATION 103 Min 41 Min DEPTH/RANGE...

09-04-2023 Horseshoe Bay

DAY/DATE Sunday 09/04/2023 SITE/S Horseshoe Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Horseshoe Bay   SPECIES # 5   DURATION 122 Min   DEPTH/RANGE To 6...

06-04-2023 Holbourne Island

DAY/DATE Thursday 06/04/2023 SITE/S Holbourne IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Manta Reef Manta Reef SPECIES # 9 8 DURATION 108 Min 89 Min DEPTH/RANGE 5-14 m...

01-04-2023 East Boulders

DAY/DATE Saturday 01/04/2023 SITE/S East BouldersMudjimba Island    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S East Boulders East Boulders SPECIES # 14 17 DURATION 94 Min 75 Min...

30-03-2023 Middle Island

DAY/DATE Thursday 30/03/2023 SITE/S Middle IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Middle Is. South Middle Is. South SPECIES # 7 2 DURATION 89 Min 73 Min DEPTH/RANGE...

25-03-2023 North-East Reef

DAY/DATE Saturday 25/03/2023 SITE/S North-East ReefMudjimba Island    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S North-East Reef North-East Reef SPECIES # 11 13 DURATION 83 Min 82 Min...

15-03-2023 Nudi Ledge

DAY/DATE Wednesday 15/03/2023 SITE/S Nudi LedgeCurrimundi Reef    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Nudi Ledge Nudi Ledge SPECIES # 16 17 DURATION 78 Min 72 Min DEPTH/RANGE...

13-03-2023 Holbourne Island

DAY/DATE Monday 13/03/2023 SITE/S Holbourne IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Manta Reef The Gap SPECIES # 8 8 DURATION 104 Min 68 Min DEPTH/RANGE 7-15 m 5-10.5...

02-03-2023 Middle Island

DAY/DATE Thursday 02/03/2023 SITE/S Middle IslandBowen    PARTICIPANTS Terry & Julie   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Rebel II   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Middle Is. West Middle Is. South SPECIES # 2 4 DURATION 78 Min 44 Min DEPTH/RANGE...

01-03-2023 Trench

DAY/DATE Wednesday 01/03/2023 SITE/S TrenchInner Gneerings    PARTICIPANTS David   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Boat Dives   VESSEL Li’l Mischief   DIVE 1 2 SITE/S Trench Trench SPECIES # 13 14 DURATION 67 Min 63 Min DEPTH/RANGE 14-18 m 14-18 m...

20-02-2023 Horseshoe Bay

DAY/DATE Monday 20/02/2023 SITE/S Horseshoe Bay Bowen   PARTICIPANTS Sue Churchill, Julie & Terry   TYPE Subtidal   MODE Shore Entry   VESSEL –   DIVE 1   SITE/S Horseshoe Bay   SPECIES # 2   DURATION 54 Min  ...