Species Slideshow

Hypselodoris jacksoni
Hypselodoris jacksoni (Wilson and Willan, 2007)
Gymnothorax prasinus
Gymnothorax prasinus (Richardson, 1848)
Naso unicornis
Naso unicornis (Forsskal, 1775)
Gymnothorax prasinus
Gymnothorax prasinus (Richardson, 1848)
Drupa ricinus
Drupa ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erronea caurica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pinctada fucata
Pinctada fucata (Gould, 1850)
Chaetodon flavirostris juv.
Chaetodon flavirostris (Gunther, 1874)
Chromodoris aspersa
Chromodoris aspersa (Gould, 1852)
Amphiprion latezonatus
Amphiprion latezonatus (Waite, 1900)

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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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Come along to our first meeting of the year to hear the results of the annual Sea Slug Census in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The Census will...

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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

SURG members are continuing their research in the Coffs Coast region, this time at the Coffs Harbour marina. The research and community engagement is by:

assessment of fish and other marine biodata identified through baited underwater remote videos (BRUV) on the marine pylons a marine... Read more