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Marine strandings update 2015

This is an update on marine strandings in 2015. Strandings reported in the tables below have been entered into the database and verified by staff as being accurate. ‘Unconfirmed’ reports are those that have been entered into the database, which have not been validated by staff as being accurate or clearly identified.

Strandings for the period 1 January to April 2015 (compared to same period in previous years)

Dugong strandings for the period 1 January to 30 April 2015

Location

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Total for east coast of Queensland

3

28

5

6

27

Moreton Bay, 27o

2

1

4

Hervey Bay, 25o

1

 

 

1

Rockhampton, 23o

2

1

 

 

1

Mackay, 21o

 

 

 

2

Townsville, 19o

 

1

 

 

6

Cairns, 16o

1

 

1

2

6

Remainder of east coast

 

23

3

 

7

Turtle strandings for the period 1 January to 31 March 2015

Location

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Total for east coast of Queensland

92a

217b

192

251

182

166

177

Moreton Bay, 27o

42

81

71

85

76

79

114

Hervey Bay, 25o

2

22

18

20

16

25

9

Rockhampton, 23o

6

32

6

12

16

6

15

Mackay, 21o

2

9

8

5

2

0

1

Townsville, 19o

12

15

27

46

32

9

3

Cairns, 16o

7

3

6

9

2

3

1

Remainder of east coast

21

55

56

74

38

44

34

a. An additional 16 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

b. An additional 34 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

Total annual strandings (1 January to 31 December)

Total annual dugong strandings

Location

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009 

East coast of Queensland

50

41

56

209

87

66

Total annual turtle strandings

Location

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

 2009

East coast of Queensland

943

919

1513

1786

827

924
Last updated
5 June 2015