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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 31 March 2014 (compared to same period in previous years)

Dugong strandings for the period 1 January to 31 March

Location

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Total for east coast of Queensland

4

3

7

16

10

Moreton Bay, 27o

1

1

0

4

1

Hervey Bay, 25o

0

0

0

1

1

Rockhampton, 23o

0

0

0

1

2

Mackay, 21o

1

0

0

0

1

Townsville, 19o

0

0

0

2

1

Cairns, 16o

0

1

1

6

3

Remainder of east coast

2

1

6

2

1

Turtle strandings for the period 1 January to 31 March

Location

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Total for east coast of Queensland

185b

118a

244

177

166

Moreton Bay, 27o

66

45

85

76

80

Hervey Bay, 25o

21

11

18

16

25

Rockhampton, 23o

28

3

11

16

6

Mackay, 21o

9

7

5

2

0

Townsville, 19o

14

19

46

30

9

Cairns, 16o

3

5

8

2

3

Remainder of east coast

44

28

71

35

43

a. An additional 43 reports requiring verification are not included in this figure.

b. An additional 42 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
26 May 2014