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Marine strandings update 2014

This is an update on marine strandings in 2014. 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 30 June 2014 (compared to same period in previous years)

Dugong strandings for the period 1 January to 30 June 2014

Location

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Total for east coast of Queensland

30a

10

12

54

27

Moreton Bay, 27o

4

1

1

5

4

Hervey Bay, 25o

0

2

0

2

3

Rockhampton, 23o

0

0

0

6

2

Mackay, 21o

1

0

0

3

1

Townsville, 19o

1

1

1

14

3

Cairns, 16o

0

2

3

7

10

Remainder of east coast

24

4

7

17

4

a. An additional (1) report requiring verification is not included in this figure.

Turtle strandings for the period 1 January to 30 June 2014

Location

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Total for east coast of Queensland

394a

342b

593

496

301

Moreton Bay, 27o

142

99

155

154

142

Hervey Bay, 25o

43

41

47

28

36

Rockhampton, 23o

46

18

21

85

20

Mackay, 21o

13

15

10

13

0

Townsville, 19o

23

70

169

97

20

Cairns, 16o

6

18

25

9

6

Remainder of east coast

121

81

166

110

77

a. An additional 88 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

b. An additional 46 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

East coast of Queensland

 

38

56

190

83

Total annual turtle strandings

Location

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

East coast of Queensland

 

919

1513

1786

827

Last updated
6 August 2014