Species Slideshow

Monetaria annulus
Monetaria annulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pomacanthus imperator
Pomacanthus imperator (Bloch, 1787)
Austrolittorina unifasciata
Austrolittorina unifasciata (Gray, 1826)
Priacanthus hamrur
Priacanthus hamrur (Forsskal, 1775)
Cephalopholis sonnerati
Cephalopholis sonnerati (Bloch and Schneider, 1801)
Coris batuensis
Coris batuensis (Bleeker, 1857)
Hydatina physis
Hydatina physis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nerita plicata
Nerita plicata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hoplodoris nodulosa
Hoplodoris nodulosa (Angas, 1864)
Cirrhitichthys aprinus
Cirrhitichthys aprinus (Cuvier, 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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SURG will again be hosting the Sea Slug Census on the weekend of the 11th and 12th January 2020 in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. This follows...

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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 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

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