SURG News

Posted 5 years 6 months ago

In early 2012 Coffs Harbour's Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group (SURG) Inc. received $34,164 from the NSW Government through the NSW Environmental Trust to conduct research into the health of coral communities in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. SURG is comprised of citizen scientists...

Posted 5 years 11 months ago

SURG has been successful in its application for the Environmental Trust Community Education grant. This grant is a community action blueprint to enhance estuarine habitat resilience. SURG members will undertake in-water estuarine surveys to determine the presence of threatened and protected...

Posted 5 years 11 months ago

SURG members turned out in force to conduct underwater marine debris surveys at Red Rock Saturday last, 22nd November.

Using protocols designed by the National Marine Science Centre and promoted by Underwater Volunteers NSW, 10 members surveyed a portion of the estuary adjacent to the...

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

Sea Slugs are sometimes so colourful you can't help but see them, but when you are looking for them, that can be a different matter! Nelson Bay in Port Stephens, just north of Newcastle, has long been known as a sea slug, or nudibranch, hot spot: so much so that there are now organised Sea Slug...

Posted 6 years 3 months ago

The water temperature has dropped to 18 degrees Centigrade which opens the way for SURG members to begin the next round of winter surveys for the project, Health and coral communities in the Solitary Islands Marine Park . This will be the third and last of the winter surveys with only one summer...

Posted 6 years 7 months ago

SURG and family members turned up for the inaugural Rock Ramble at Woolgoolga Headland on the 13 th April. The weather was fine and sunny, and even with a large amount of...

Posted 6 years 8 months ago

SURG members helping to unravel the controlling factors that drive the distribution of corals in the Solitary Islands.

Recently members from SURG (Ian Shaw and Bob Edgar) have been involved in a research program led by Dr Steve Dalton (SURG member), Dr Sander Scheffers and Assoc. Prof....

Posted 6 years 8 months ago

In early 2012 Coffs Harbour's Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group (SURG) Inc. received $34,164 from the NSW Government through the NSW Environmental Trust to conduct research into the health of coral...

Posted 6 years 11 months ago

The SURG Christmas party marked the close of a very busy and successful year of research and social activities for the club.

During the year the club conducted fish counts and completed the final report for the Caring for our Country - Community Action Grant, Monitoring specified marine...

Posted 7 years 1 month ago

Twelve SURG members conducted a successful clean-up of the Nambucca River estuary on Sunday 22nd September. This clean-up was organised by the Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council, the National Marine Science Centre and SURG. The estuary is part of the Gumma Indigenous Protected Area and...

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