SURG News

Posted 4 months 1 week ago

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 assisted by other team members or "spotters", making an...

Posted 7 months 3 days ago

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 -

Taking the photos-...

Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

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...

Posted 1 year 3 months ago

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 plaques with scrapers, in most cases returning...

Posted 1 year 6 months ago

The very successful third annual Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census was held recently, with over 35 participants taking part. Weather, as is sometimes the case, presented a few issues and only some of the offshore islands could be surveyed. Participants more than made up for the lack of access off...

Posted 1 year 8 months ago

SURG volunteer divers recently conducted sea urchin surveys at four sites in the Solitary Islands. As the covid restrictions have been easing and space on the dive boats became more available, the members decided it was time to hold a subsidised dive or two, so the year wouldn't end without at...

Posted 1 year 8 months ago

The relaxation of the covid meeting rules allowed a gathering of SURG members to celebrate Christmas at the Harry Weller shelter, in the Boambee Creek Reserve. Around a dozen members gathered on Saturday 27th November, to catch up and share some stories, a drink or two and some nibbles....

Posted 2 years 3 weeks ago

While we haven't been able to have any Guest Speaker nights, or hold any organised activities because of the ongoing Covid issues, we have been able to include some welcome additions on the SURG website. Bob Edgar has been diligently compiling a database of species of birds that we see along our...

Posted 2 years 5 months ago

The successful cleaning of the plinths on the North Solitary Islands underwater trail was made possible by eight hard working SURG divers.

SURG members constructed this underwater marine...

Posted 2 years 6 months ago

The winners of this second Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census were Elizabeth Hardaker taking two prizes for the most documented species found and best photograph and Craig and Alex Lewis for the most interesting species .

Elizabeth Hardaker with her prize winning photo

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