SURG News

Posted 5 years 3 months ago

During the SURG estuary research project, SURG members have found number of abandoned traps in the local creeks. Some of these located had fish trapped inside. Some fish were released but one dead fish clearly died from starvation. Under the NSW Fisheries regulation it is illegal for...

Posted 5 years 6 months ago

Members of SURG extend their thanks to Toormina students for donating $400 to the club.

The Year 8 science students at Toormina High conducted a major study on water quality and management in the environment. As part of their presentation to parents the Student Representative Council...

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

SURG has been successful in its funding application to Recreational Fishing Trusts June 2015. This 3 year funding from the NSW Goverment Department of Primary Industries will support SURG's assessments of recreational fish biodiversity. These assessments will direct on-grounds remediation work...

Posted 5 years 9 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 6 years 2 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 6 years 3 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 5 months 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 6 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 10 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 11 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....

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