Species Slideshow

Hypoplectrodes maccullochi
Hypoplectrodes maccullochi (Whitley, 1929)
Cyerce nigricans
Cyerce nigricans (Pease, 1866)
Tritoniopsis elegans
Tritoniopsis elegans (Audouin, 1826)
Orectolobus ornatus
Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis, 1883)
Parupeneus pleurostigma
Parupeneus pleurostigma (Bennett, 1831)
Stiliger smaragdinus
Stiliger smaragdinus (Baba, 1949)
Macropharyngodon choati
Macropharyngodon choati (Randall, 1978)
Madrella sanguinea
Madrella sanguinea (Angas, 1864)
Marmarofusus nicobaricus (Roding, 1798)
Ceratosoma tenue
Ceratosoma tenue (Abraham, 1876)

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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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For this meeting we are fortunate enough to have Chris Goatley from the University of New England who will talk to us about coral reef fishes....

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Tom Mair has again been busy getting the wheels in motion for Christmas. SURG has the 'Harry Weller' shelter (closest to the railway bridge) at...

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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

SURG is in the next stage of the Estuarine project with the rehabilitation and protection of the foreshores of Corindi Creek.

With the help from several Red Rock locals and materials supplied by SURG and Reflections Holiday Parks, the group undertook the first stage of the Corindi River... Read more