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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 September 2014 (compared to same period in previous years)

Dugong strandings for the period 1 January to 30 September 2014

Location

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Total for east coast of Queensland

23a

27b

44

166

68

Moreton Bay, 27o

7

7

6

16

14

Hervey Bay, 25o

1

5

6

19

6

Rockhampton, 23o

1

2

8

10

3

Mackay, 21o

1

0

1

4

1

Townsville, 19o

2

3

4

51

16

Cairns, 16o

0

2

5

11

16

Remainder of east coast

11

8

14

55

12

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

b. An additional 2 reports that require verification are 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

576a

655b

1104

1230

567

Moreton Bay, 27o

232

128

277

295

223

Hervey Bay, 25o

42

105

83

95

56

Rockhampton, 23o

75

65

77

249

37

Mackay, 21o

23

34

27

61

7

Townsville, 19o

50

101

260

216

68

Cairns, 16o

15

38

57

26

12

Remainder of east coast

139

184

323

288

164

a. An additional 90 reports that require verification are not included in this figure.

b. An additional 27 reports that require 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
4 December 2014