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Marine strandings update 2013

This is an update on marine strandings in 2013. 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 31 December (compared to same period in previous years)

Dugong strandings for the period 1 January to 31 December

Location

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Total for east coast of Queensland

38a

54

190

83

61

Moreton Bay, 27°

8

8

21

17

9

Hervey Bay, 25°

7

6

21

9

13

Rockhampton, 23°

2

10

12

3

1

Mackay, 21°

0

1

4

2

1

Townsville, 19°

5

5

54

19

12

Cairns, 16°

5

6

13

17

12

Remainder of east coast

11

18

65

16

13

a. An additional 2 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

Turtle strandings for the period 1 January to 31 December

Location

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Total for east coast of Queensland

919a

1358b

1784

810

921

Moreton Bay, 27°

173

343

431

331

490

Hervey Bay, 25°

164

136

146

77

113

Rockhampton, 23°

97

78

323

60

51

Mackay, 21°

46

28

84

14

20

Townsville, 19°

125

316

308

96

44

Cairns, 16°

60

81

52

17

16

Remainder of east coast

255

376

435

215

187

a. An additional 55 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

b. An additional 52 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

Total annual strandings (1 January to 31 December)

Total annual dugong strandings

Location

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

East coast of Queensland

38

56

190

83

61

Total annual turtle strandings

Location

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

East coast of Queensland

919

1513

1786

827

924

Last updated
13 March 2014