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Table 1 Comparison of environmental parameters (mean ± sd, n= 3) at the two setups

From: Effects of grazing by herbivorous gastropod (Trochus niloticus) on the survivorship of cultured coral spat

Parameter Hatchery In situ nursery F p value
Sediment accumulation rate (g m-2 day-1) 4.4 ± 2.0 104.8 ± 53.8 10.43 0.032
Water motion (diffusion index) 0.92 ± 0.14 1.88 ± 0.08 105.40 0.001
Light attenuation (%) 66.6 ± 0.8 87.9 ± 0.6 1,215.62 <0.001
Salinity (‰) 34 ± 0 34 ± 0 0 1.0