Species Slideshow

Manta alfredi
Manta alfredi (Krefft, 1868)
Priacanthus hamrur
Priacanthus hamrur (Forsskal, 1775)
Chicoreus denudatus (Perry, 1811)
Dasyatis thetidis (Ogilby, 1899)
Chironemus marmoratus
Chironemus marmoratus (Gunther, 1860)
Calappa capellonis
Calappa capellonis (Laurie, 1906)
Onchidium daemelli
Onchidium daemelli (Semper, 1885)
Glaucosoma scapulare
Glaucosoma scapulare (Macleay, 1881)
Leiaster sp.
Leiaster sp. (Peters, 1852)
Diminovula culmen (Cate, 1973)

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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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The estuarine habitat resilience project is nearing its close with a report soon to be published. As part of the project SURG has created fact sheets to educate the public in the health of our often overlooked estuaries.
Have a look at these fact sheets!

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Despite days of rain and a dreary forecast the rain cleared momentarily and the creek was clear enough for SURG members to go ahead with their planned survey and clean up at Red Rock over two October days.

On the 12th the creek was surveyed for debris. A team of 5 divers set out four 25m... Read more

SURG AGM was held on the 18th July and a new committee was formed. The committee comprises of six members.

Committee bottom row, left to right: Mel Buhler (Sectretary), Nicola Fraser (President), top row, left to right: Susan Gibbs (Treasurer), Neil Vaughan (Social), Darryl Wong (Vice... Read more

SURG isn't only about diving and research. SURG members also enjoy sharing other activities such as camping, hiking and kayaking.

In May this year SURG members and their families trekked south for what is becoming an annual event – the camping weekend at Hat Head. Arriving on the Friday... Read more

SURG members and local Red Rock volunteers helped to plant 14 Casuarina glauca (Swamp She-oak) seedlings that were supplied by Jaliigirr Nursery and they also transplanted Juncus and other native grasses into the previously installed coir matting.

Previously planted lomandra longifolia... Read more