Species Slideshow

Rhynchobatis australiae
Rhynchobatis australiae (Whitley, 1939)
Coris bulbifrons juvenile
Coris bulbifrons (Randall and Kuiter, 1982)
Chrysiptera notialis
Chrysiptera notialis (Allen, 1975)
Scorpaenopsis diabolus
Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier, 1829)
Janolus sp.
Janolus sp.1
Coralliophila radula (A. Adams, 1855)
Chaetodon plebeius
Chaetodon plebeius (Cuvier, 1831)
Thysanophrys cirronasa head detail
Thysanophrys cirronasa (Richardson, 1848)
Stiliger smaragdinus
Sacoproteus smaragdinus (Baba, 1949)
Oppomorus noduliferus
Oppomorus noduliferus (Menke, 1829)

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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.

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The winners of this second Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census were Elizabeth Hardaker taking two prizes for the most documented species found and best photograph and Craig and Alex Lewis for the most interesting species .

Elizabeth Hardaker with her prize winning photo

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Saturday's Bunnings sausage sizzle fundraiser was a huge success despite the crazy weather with hot humid conditions turning to pouring rain just in time to pack up.

Seventeen SURG members worked tirelessly through the day to help raise over $1000. This money will give the club a chance... Read more

The second Sea Slug Census was successfully held in the Solitary Islands Marine Park with groups going out from Arrawarra and Coffs Harbour. For the results of this Census come to the SURG meeting on the 12th February. It will be a fantastic night with awards and prizes for the best photograph,... Read more

The generous raffle prizes were the highlight of this year's SURG Christmas Party.

Daryl was the lucky winner of a double dive with Jetty Dive. Other prizes were gift vouchers from the Happy Frog and K-Pane and of course Neil's wooden carvings.

Many thanks to Mike and Debbie from... Read more

The final phase of the Estuarine project is now complete with four interpretive panels installed adjacent to Corindi River, Moonee Creek, Coffs Creek and Boambee Creek. These panels help inform the general public on the threats unique to each of these 4 estuaries so the visitors, residents,... Read more