Species Slideshow

Asthenosoma sp. (possibly varium)
Echinothuriidae Asthenosoma sp.(possibly varium)
Triophidae Kaloplocamus acutus
Echinometridae Echinostrephus aciculatus
Tripneustes gratilla
Toxopneustidae Tripneustes gratilla
Dardanus megistos
Diogenidae Dardanus megistos
Labridae Notolabrus gymnogenis
Trachypoma macracanthus
Serranidae Trachypoma macracanthus
Labridae Macropharyngodon choati
Jorunna sp.
Dorididae Jorunna sp.
Syngnathidae Maroubra perserrata

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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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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.

SURG and family members turned up for the inaugural Rock Ramble at Woolgoolga Headland on the 13th