Species Slideshow

Orectolobus halei
Orectolobus halei (Whitley, 1940)
Labroides dimidiatus
Labroides dimidiatus (Valenciennes, 1839)
Choerodon fasciatus
Choerodon fasciatus (Gunther, 1867)
Anampses geographicus
Anampses geographicus (Valenciennes, 1840)
Pomacentrus wardi
Pomacentrus wardi (Whitley, 1927)
Gymnothorax kidako
Gymnothorax kidako (Temminck and Schlegel, 1847)
Halichoeres hartzfeldii
Halichoeres hartzfeldii (Bleeker, 1852)
Linckia laevigata
Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Valenciennea puellaris
Valenciennea puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956)
Abudefduf vaigiensis
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825)

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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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This year's camping trip was to Illaroo Campground near Minnie Water in the Yuraygir National Park. SURG members had a great time enjoying the wildlife, the peace and quiet of the park and the opportunity to socialise with club members. Two of the more active in the group made their way to the... Read more

The Inaugural Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census held from the 18th to 20th January 2019 was a great success despite the strong winds and cold 18 degrees water temperatures. The event kicked off on the Thursday evening prior to the Census with a Marine Discovery Series talk... Read more

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