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

1:46pm - 2:57pm

Seas

Slight

Visibility

10-15

Duration

69 minutes

Maximum depth

11.4 m

Average depth

5.6 m

Water temperature

23.0°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

 

Scorpaenidae

 

Dendrochirus zebra

Zebra Lionfish

Medium

1

 

Serranidae

 

Red Seaperch

Medium

1

 

Purple-Yellow Seaperch

Small

1

 

Fairy Basslet

Medium

2

 

Chaetodontidae

 

Citron Butterflyfish

Small

Many

 

Dusky Butterflyfish

Small

1

 

Gčnther's butterflyfish

Small

Many

 

Gčnther's butterflyfish

Medium

Many

 

Klein's Butterflyfish

Small

Many

 

Klein's Butterflyfish

Medium

Many

 

Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish

Small

1

 

Pomacanthidae

 

Keyhole Angelfish

Small

Few

 

Pomacentridae

 

Half-and-Half Puller

Small

Few

 

Pomacentrus coelestis

Blue Damsel

Medium

Many

 

Cirrhitidae

 

Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Blotched Hawkfish

Medium

Many

 

Labridae

 

Diamond Wrasse

Small

Few

 

Cleaner Wrasse

Small

Many

 

Cleaner Wrasse

Large

Few

 

Cleaner Wrasse

Medium

Many

 

Eastern Leopard Wrasse

Small

Few

 

Macropharyngodon negrosensis

Black Leopard Wrasse

Small

1

 

Thalassoma amblycephalum

Two-tone Wrasse

Medium

Few

 

Thalassoma amblycephalum

Two-tone Wrasse

Small

Many

 

Thalassoma janseni

Jansen's Wrasse

Medium

1

 

Thalassoma lunare

Moon Wrasse

Medium

Many

 

Thalassoma lunare

Moon Wrasse

Small

Many

 

Yellow Moon Wrasse

Small

1

 

Acanthuridae

 

Acanthurus dussumieri

Pencilled Surgeon

Medium

Many

 

Acanthurus olivaceus

Orange-blotch Surgeon

Small

Few

 

Acanthurus tristegus

Convict Surgeon

Medium

Few

 

Ctenochaetus binotatus

Two-Spot Bristletooth

Small

Many

 

Zanclidae

 

Moorish Idol

Small

Few

 

Balistidae

 

Pseudobalistes fuscus

Yellow-Spotted Triggerfish

Small

1

 

Wedge-tail Triggerfish

Small

Many

 

Sufflamen bursa

Boomerrang Triggerfish

Small

1

 

Half-moon Triggerfish

Small

Few

 

Sufflamen fraenatus

Bridled Triggerfish

Small

Many

 

Ostraciidae

 

Ostracion cubicus

Yellow Boxfish

Medium

Few

 

Ostracion cubicus

Yellow Boxfish

Small

Many

 

Ostracion meleagris

Black Boxfish

Medium

Few

 

Tetraodontidae

 

Canthigaster bennetti

Bennett's Sharpnosed Puffer

Small

1

 

Canthigaster valentini

Saddled Puffer

Small

Few

  Crustaceans

 

Stenopodidae

 

Banded Coral Shrimp

Small

Many

 

Banded Coral Shrimp

Medium

Few

 

Notes

 

There were no cleaner shrimp Lysmata amboinensis seen at all.

Species Caught

Species

Common name

Size
(mm)

 

Fish

 

Serranidae

Purple-Yellow Seaperch

35

 

Chaetodontidae

Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish

80