Dive at Boat Beach Island, Seal Rocks, NSW, on 26/4/02 - ATJ's Diving Site

Dive Details

Location

Boat Beach Island, Seal Rocks, NSW,

Date

26 April, 2002

Time

10:25am - 11:53am

Seas

Slight

Visibility

15-20

Duration

74 minutes

Maximum depth

10.1 m

Average depth

5.4 m

Water temperature

22.0°C

                                       

Tides

Low

1:14am

0.30m

High

7:22am

1.80m

Low

1:36pm

0.20m

High

7:53pm

1.80m

Species Seen

 

Species

Common name

Size
(mm)

Number

  Fish

 

Serranidae

 

Purple-Yellow Seaperch

Small

1

 

Chaetodontidae

 

Citron Butterflyfish

Small

Few

 

Dusky Butterflyfish

Large

1

 

Gčnther's butterflyfish

Small

Many

 

Gčnther's butterflyfish

Medium

Many

 

Klein's Butterflyfish

Small

Few

 

Klein's Butterflyfish

Medium

Few

 

Pomacanthidae

 

Keyhole Angelfish

Small

1

 

Pomacentridae

 

Half-and-Half Puller

Small

1

 

Pomacentrus coelestis

Blue Damsel

Small

Many

 

Cirrhitidae

 

Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Blotched Hawkfish

Medium

Few

 

Labridae

 

Diamond Wrasse

Small

1

 

Cleaner Wrasse

Medium

Many

 

Cleaner Wrasse

Small

Many

 

Eastern Leopard Wrasse

Small

Few

 

Thalassoma amblycephalum

Two-tone Wrasse

Small

Many

 

Thalassoma lunare

Moon Wrasse

Small

Many

 

Acanthuridae

 

Acanthurus dussumieri

Pencilled Surgeon

Small

Many

 

Acanthurus olivaceus

Orange-blotch Surgeon

Small

1

 

Ctenochaetus binotatus

Two-Spot Bristletooth

Small

Few

 

Zanclidae

 

Moorish Idol

Small

1

 

Balistidae

 

Wedge-tail Triggerfish

Small

Many

 

Half-moon Triggerfish

Small

Many

 

Sufflamen fraenatus

Bridled Triggerfish

Small

1

 

Ostraciidae

 

Ostracion cubicus

Yellow Boxfish

Small

Many

  Crustaceans

 

Stenopodidae

 

Banded Coral Shrimp

Medium

1 pair

 

Notes

 

There were no cleaner shrimp Lysmata amboinensis seen at all.

Species Caught

Species

Common name

Size
(mm)

 

Fish

 

Serranidae

Purple-Yellow Seaperch

25

 

Chaetodontidae

Klein's Butterflyfish

55

Klein's Butterflyfish

35

Klein's Butterflyfish

35

 

Labridae

Cleaner Wrasse

35

Cleaner Wrasse

30
 

Notes

 

The Pseudanthias pictilis was caught by Richard Taylor. John Meredith caught a juvenile clown triggerfish Balistoides conspicillum.