The sixth annual Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census is being held from Saturday 20th January until Sunday 28th January.

This year the geographical area will take in the coast from Brooms Head in the north to Nambucca Heads to the south, including the offshore islands and reefs of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

Come and help us photographically document the range of nudibranch species on the beautiful Coffs Coast. An iNaturalist project page has been created for the event to enable participants to upload and follow sightings. To enter your photographs the link is here

If you are not familiar with iNaturalist there is a link to a pdf here giving all the information needed to join and set up your account.

There was a Zoom meeting for those wishing to find out more about the census and where to look for sea slugs. The meeting was held at 6.30pm on Thursday, 18th of January, but if you wish to see a recording click on this link here. This is the pass code required to access +0BdXqX=

Whilst diving is one of the ways to look for sea slugs, SURG also encourages shore-based participants for this event, who can take advantage of the many rock-pools along this part of the coast to track down nudibranchs. Some species are more likely to be found in the coastal rockpools.

For this event there are three prize categories; Most Interesting Species, Most Number of Species and Best Photo. Prizes for the event are to be allocated by the judges and the SURG committee, and include a double dive with Divequest, $200 worth of Enth Degree clothing from Jetty Dive, $50 print voucher from Coffs Harbour Camera House and a double dive with Jetty Dive.

SURG would like to thank our sponsors for the event:

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