Species Slideshow

Nassariidae Nassarius glans particeps
Chaetodontidae Chaetodon ornatissimus
Ovula costellata
Ovulidae Ovula costellata
Parma microlepis juvenile
Pomacentridae Parma microlepis
Dendrodorididae Doriopsilla miniata
Batrachoididae Halophryne queenslandiae
Tripterygiidae Enneapterygius similis
Labridae Bodianus diana
Buccinidae Engina australis
Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus
Haemulidae Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus

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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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News

In early 2012 Coffs Harbour's Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group (SURG) Inc. received $34,164 from the NSW Government through the NSW Environmental Trust to conduct research into the health of coral communities in the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

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.