special project

Sea Slug Census

April 2017

The Atlas of Life participated in its first ever Sea Slug Census in April 2017. The first Far South Coast NSW Sea Slug Census took place from April 1st to 8th 2017. Groups of people surveyed different locations from Eden Wharf to Montague Island. There were some guided walks and rockpool searches, dives and snorkels. overall we discovered 22 different species of sea slugs during the census, with some multiple sightings at the same and different locations. By far the most numerous were the lovely fairylike Stylochelius striatus which festooned the walls of the Blue Pool at Bermagui. Some of these were well out of their previously recorded range – like the Haminoea cymbalum and the Chelidonura sandrana pictured here.

Gallery of images from 2017 Sea Slug Survey