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

2:03pm - 3:22pm

Seas

Flat

Visibility

20m

Duration

79 minutes

Maximum depth

9.6 m

Average depth

5.8 m

Water temperature

21.4°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

 

Threadfin Butterflyfish

Medium

1

 

Citron Butterflyfish

Medium

Few

 

Gčnther's butterflyfish

Medium

Many

 

Gčnther's butterflyfish

Small

Few

 

Klein's Butterflyfish

Medium

Few

 

Klein's Butterflyfish

Small

1

 

Dot-and-dash Butterflyfish

Medium

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

Small

1

 

Eastern Leopard Wrasse

Medium

Many

 

Macropharyngodon negrosensis

Black Leopard Wrasse

Medium

1

 

Stethojulis bandanensis

Red-Spot Wrasse

Medium

Few

 

Thalassoma lunare

Moon Wrasse

Medium

Few

 

Thalassoma lunare

Moon Wrasse

Small

Many

 

Microdesmidae

 

Ptereleotris microlepis

Green-eye Dart Goby

Medium

Many

 

Ptereleotris monoptera

Lyre-Tail Dart-Goby

Medium

Few

 

Acanthuridae

 

Acanthurus olivaceus

Orange-blotch Surgeon

Small

Few

 

Zanclidae

 

Moorish Idol

Medium

1

 

Moorish Idol

Small

1

 

Balistidae

 

Half-moon Triggerfish

Medium

Many

 

Half-moon Triggerfish

Small

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)

 

Crustaceans

 

Odontodactylidae

Harlequin Mantis Shrimp

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