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Jackson, Jeremy B. C.; Kirby, Michael X.; Berger, Wolfgang H.; Bjorndal, Karen A.; Botsford, Louis W.; Bourque, Bruce J.; Bradbury, Roger H.; Cooke, Richard; Erlandson, John; Estes, James A.; Hughes, Terence P.; Kidwell, Susan; Lange, Carina B.; Lenihan, Hunter S.; Pandolfi, John M.; Peterson, Charles H.; Steneck, Robert S.; Tegner, Mia J.; Warner, Robert R. (detail)
Historical overfishing and the recent collapse of coastal ecosystems.
Science 293(5530): 629-638. 1 tab. 3 figs. July 27, 2001.
–Discusses the exploitation of Steller's sea cows and Australian dugongs. Estimates that eastern Australia once supported 1 million to 3.6 million dugongs (now reduced to an estimated 14,000), with over 104,000 in Moreton Bay alone (now an estimated 500 only). These historical estimates are considered too high by at least some dugong biologists.

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(SEE ALSO: Accidental Mortality; Economic Uses; Hunting and Capture; Weed Control)
  2001 Jackson et al. (DD, HG; overfishing)

Dugong dugon (Müller, 1776) Palmer, 1895
  2001 Jackson et al. (overfishing)

Economic Uses
(SEE ALSO: Archeological Sites, Sirenia at; Hunting and Capture; Medicinal Applications; Religious, Superstitious, or Ornamental Use or Observance; Weed Control)
  2001 Jackson et al. (DD, HG; overfishing)

Hydrodamalis gigas (Zimmermann, 1780) Palmer, 1895
  2001 Jackson et al. (overfishing)

Population Biology
(SEE ALSO: Aerial Surveys of Distribution; Age Determination; Birth and Breeding)
  2001 Jackson et al. (DD, HG; overfishing)

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