Species Slideshow

Lutjanus russelli
Lutjanidae Lutjanus russelli
Ophidiasteridae Austrofromia polypora
Dorididae Aphelodoris varia
Cheilodactylus vestitus
Cheilodactylidae Cheilodactylus vestitus
Acanthurus olivaceus juvenile
Acanthuridae Acanthurus olivaceus
Synodontidae Synodus jaculum
Enigmapercis reducta
Percophidae Enigmapercis reducta
Stenopodidae Stenopus hispidus
Chromodorididae Hypselodoris maritima
Scutus antipodes
Fissurellidae Scutus antipodes

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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 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 

SURG members helping to unravel the controlling factors that drive the distribution of corals in the Solitary Islands.