Dive at Boat Beach Island, Seal Rocks, NSW, on 30/6/01 - ATJ's Diving Site

Dive Details

Location

Boat Beach Island, Seal Rocks, NSW,

Date

30 June, 2001

Time

11:02am - 12:30pm

Seas

Flat

Visibility

20m

Duration

88 minutes

Maximum depth

8.5 m

Average depth

5.1 m

Water temperature

21.3°C

                                       

Tides

High

3:41am

1.40m

Low

9:58am

0.40m

High

4:30pm

1.60m

Low

10:53pm

0.60m

Species Seen

 

Species

Common name

Size
(mm)

Number

  Fish

 

Serranidae

 

Red Seaperch

Medium

1

 

Purple-Yellow Seaperch

Small

Few

 

Purple-Yellow Seaperch

Medium

Few

 

Fairy Basslet

Medium

Few

 

Fairy Basslet

Small

Few

 

Chaetodontidae

 

Citron Butterflyfish

Medium

Few

 

Gčnther's butterflyfish

Medium

Many

 

Gčnther's butterflyfish

Small

Few

 

Klein's Butterflyfish

Medium

Few

 

Klein's Butterflyfish

Small

1

 

Chaetodon vagabundus

Vagabond Butterflyfish

Medium

Few

 

Chelmonops truncatus

Truncate Coralfish

Large

1

 

Pomacanthidae

 

Keyhole Angelfish

Small

Many

 

Pomacentridae

 

Half-and-Half Puller

Medium

Few

 

Chrysiptera flavipinnis

Yellow-finned Blue Damsel

Medium

Few

 

Mecaenichthys immaculatus

Immaculate Damsel

Large

Few

 

Pomacentrus australis

Australian Damsel

Medium

1

 

Pomacentrus coelestis

Blue Damsel

Medium

Many

 

Cirrhitidae

 

Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Blotched Hawkfish

Medium

Few

 

Labridae

 

Diamond Wrasse

Medium

Many

 

Diamond Wrasse

Small

Few

 

Coris gaimard

Gaimard's Wrasse

Small

1

 

Cleaner Wrasse

Medium

Many

 

Cleaner Wrasse

Small

Few

 

Eastern Leopard Wrasse

Medium

Many

 

Eastern Leopard Wrasse

Small

1

 

Macropharyngodon negrosensis

Black Leopard Wrasse

Medium

1

 

Stethojulis bandanensis

Red-Spot Wrasse

Medium

Few

 

Thalassoma lunare

Moon Wrasse

Small

Many

 

Thalassoma lunare

Moon Wrasse

Medium

Few

 

Microdesmidae

 

Ptereleotris microlepis

Green-eye Dart Goby

Medium

Many

 

Acanthuridae

 

Acanthurus olivaceus

Orange-blotch Surgeon

Small

1

 

Balistidae

 

Half-moon Triggerfish

Small

Many

 

Half-moon Triggerfish

Medium

Many

 

Ostraciidae

 

Ostracion cubicus

Yellow Boxfish

Medium

Many

 

Ostracion cubicus

Yellow Boxfish

Small

Many

 

Ostracion meleagris

Black Boxfish

Medium

1

 

Monocanthidae

 

Paraluteres prionurus

Mimic Filefish

Medium

Few

  Crustaceans

 

Hippolytidae

 

Lysmata amboinensis

Hump-back Cleaner Shrimp

Medium

Many

 

Stenopdidae

 

Banded Coral Shrimp

Medium

Few

Species Caught

Species

Common name

Size
(mm)

 

Fish

 

Serranidae

Purple-Yellow Seaperch

20

Purple-Yellow Seaperch

30

 

Pomacanthidae

Keyhole Angelfish

30

 

Labridae

Coris gaimard

Gaimard's Wrasse

25