Species Slideshow

Hypselodoris obscura
Chromodorididae Hypselodoris obscura
Chaetodontidae Chaetodon auriga
Halichoeres chrysus
Labridae Halichoeres chrysus
Rostanga arbutus
Dorididae Rostanga arbutus
Hexabranchus sanguineus
Hexabranchidae Hexabranchus sanguineus
Chrysiptera flavipinnis
Pomacentridae Chrysiptera flavipinnis
Porpita porpita
Porpitidae Porpita porpita
Echinometridae Echinometra mathaei
Labridae Pseudojuloides cerasinus
Labridae Labroides dimidiatus

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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