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Marine (dugong and turtle) strandings update 2016

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. The figures may be subject to change as data is verified.

Table 1: Total annual dugong strandings reported and verified (1 January to 31 December)

Location

 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016*

East coast of Queensland 

 66

87

209

56

41

50

20

15

*As of 30 September 2016

Table 2: Regional distribution of dugong strandings for the period 1 January to 30 September each year.

Location

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total for east coast of Queensland for the nine months

179

44

29

42

15

15

Moreton Bay, 27o

15

6

8

6

3

6

Hervey Bay, 25o

18

6

6

2

5

1

Rockhampton, 23o

10

8

2

1

2

0

Mackay, 21o

3

1

0

1

0

2

Townsville, 19o

49

4

3

2

0

4

Cairns, 16o

11

5

2

0

1

0

Remainder of east coast

73

14

8

30

4

2

Table 3: Total annual turtle strandings reported and verified.

Location

 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

East coast of Queensland

924

827

1786

1513

919

943

 

Table 4: Regional distribution of marine turtle strandings for the period 1 January to 30 September each year.

Location

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total for east coast of Queensland

659

564

1151

1119

830

624c

317b

293a

Moreton Bay, 27o

376

222

301

278

253

241

137

166

Hervey Bay, 25o

77

61

95

81

125

45

4

12

Rockhampton, 23o

34

37

250

75

68

82

37

22

Mackay, 21o

14

7

61

29

37

23

13

7

Townsville, 19o

26

71

127

261

101

50

37

20

Cairns, 16o

3

13

27

60

40

15

19

10

Remainder of east coast

129

153

290

335

206

168

70

57

a.   An additional 58 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

b.  An additional 70 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

c.  An additional 122 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

Last updated
22 November 2016