Species Slideshow

Cypraeidae Cypraea teres
Cypraeidae Erronea caurica
Trochidae Austrocochlea porcata
Spurilla braziliana
Aeolidiidae Spurilla braziliana
Acanthuridae Paracanthurus hepatus
Chromodorididae Chromodoris kuiteri
Apogon cookii
Apogonidae Apogon cookii
Eviota guttata
Gobiidae Eviota guttata
Exallias brevis
Blenniidae Exallias brevis
Dorididae Jorunna funebris

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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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Dr Steve Dalton will be our speaker at the next SURG social meeting on the 6th May. 

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.