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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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Fishing and other debris continues to be a problem in coastal estuaries world wide. In an effort to keep one of our local waterways clean, SURG members undertook a cleanup at picturesque Red Rock river recently. The section of the river from near...

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the 4th Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census. A total of 491 observations of a total 130 species makes this by far the most successful to date. Sixteen people submitted observations, some of whom were...

The fourth annual Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census will be held starting Saturday, January 22 and running until midnight on Sunday, 30th January. Details at Events/Past events on this site. If you are participating here are some handy hints -...

Recent research by scientists at Southern Cross University's National Marine Science Centre has confirmed woodchip bioreactors are effective in reducing fertiliser run-off from local intensive horticulture. See the full article...

Seven SURG divers went to North Solitary to maintain the glass interpretive plaques on the underwater trail. In position since early 2003, the plinths have accumulated thick growths of coral and algae and every year or so, divers clean the glass...

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