Species Slideshow

Serpulorbis sipho
Vermetidae Serpulorbis sipho
Asteriidae Allostichaster polyplax
Cirrhitichthys aprinus
Cirrhitidae Cirrhitichthys aprinus
Eviota guttata
Gobiidae Eviota guttata
Caliphyllidae Cyerce sp.
Calcinus laevimanus
Diogenidae Calcinus laevimanus
Balistidae Sufflamen chrysopterum
Ranellidae Cabestana spengleri
Echinothuriidae Asthenosoma intermedium
Volutidae Amoria zebra

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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.