Species Slideshow

Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys (Fowler, 1912)
Cronia aurantiaca
Cronia aurantiaca (Hombron and Jaquinot, 1853)
Chaetodontoplus meredithi
Chaetodontoplus meredithi (Kuiter, 1990)
Orectolobus ornatus
Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis, 1883)
Ecsenius bicolor
Ecsenius bicolor (Day, 1888)
Parapercis millepunctata
Parapercis millepunctata (Gunther, 1860)
Girella cyanea
Girella cyanea (Macleay, 1881)
Pempheris affinis
Pempheris affinis (McCulloch, 1911)
Heniochus monoceros
Heniochus monoceros (Cuvier, 1831)
Ostorhinchus properuptus
Ostorhinchus properuptus (Whitley, 1964)

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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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The AGM will be held prior to the July Business Meeting on the 18th July. If you're keen to participate in the running of the club, the AGM is an...

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Come to the September meeting to hear all about SURG members, Stephanie and John's first camping trip in Australia, starting with a Broome wedding...

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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

"Do you like sea anemones? If so, I would love to hear from you. My name is Nicola Fraser, I'm a PhD student at Southern Cross University in Australia, and I'm really keen to learn about sea anemones in the marine aquarium trade. As part of my project, I'm interested in which... Read more

A team of SURG members explored the lower reaches of Red Rock estuary last weekend, taking advantage of the clear water and perfect weather to better understand the areas ofcritical habitat. On Friday Tom Mair and Ian Shaw dived the high tide from the shop to the boat ramp, where they... Read more