Species Slideshow

Labridae Gomphosus varius
Chaetodontidae Chaetodon trifascialis
Palaemonidae Urocaridella antonbruunii
Glossodoris averni
Chromodorididae Glossodoris averni
Diadematidae Echinothrix calamaris
Buccinidae Engina australis
Pomacentridae Parma oligolepis
Doriopsis pecten
Dorididae Doriopsis pecten
Plotosidae Plotosus lineatus
Chrysiptera flavipinnis
Pomacentridae Chrysiptera flavipinnis

About us

The Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group Inc. (SURG), is a group of dedicated volunteers conducting research in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Formed in 1985, SURG membership is comprised of underwater naturalists, photographers and scuba divers, and our research provides habitat information and other data which may be used for the ongoing management of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Read more about

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Our next social meeting on the 1st April will be Ian Shaw's talk about the critters of Lembeh Strait.

SURG has been successful in its application for the Environmental Trust Community Education grant. This grant is a community action blueprint to enhance estuarine habitat resilience.

SURG members turned out in force to conduct underwater marine debris surveys at Red Rock Saturday last, 22nd November.

Sea Slugs are sometimes so colourful you can't help but see them, but when you are looking for them, that can be a different matter!

The water temperature has dropped to 18 degrees Centigrade which opens the way for SURG members to begin the next round of winter surveys for the project, Health and coral communities in the Solitary Islands Marine Park.