SURG News

Posted 7 years 7 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 7 years 8 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 8 years 3 weeks 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 8 years 1 month 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 8 years 2 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 8 years 4 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 8 years 7 months 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...

Posted 8 years 10 months ago

At a recent meeting of SURG members, it was decided to refurbish the broken and missing plaques on the underwater trail at North Solitary Island. In place since 2002, the plinths have withstood over 10 years of weather and tides without moving from their original location. About half of the...

Posted 8 years 10 months ago

The AGM of the Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group Inc was on the 17th July at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour. Office bearers elected for the 2013/14 year were Nicola Fraser - President, Mel Maione - Vice President, Susan Gibbs - Treasurer, Ian Shaw - Secretary, Neil...

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