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Table 1 All physicochemical and biological variables examined during the study

From: A new comparative study of zooplankton from oceanic, shelf and harbour waters, south-east coast, Jamaica

Variable ANOVA significance value (95%) Number Means at each station with standard error
HSB SEC WE CB
Physicochemical variables (water quality)       
 Temperature (°C) <0.001 108 29.63 ± 0.29 29.01 ± 0.29 27.82 ± 0.32 28.79 ± 0.35
 Salinity (‰) <0.001 108 36.10 ± 0.08 36.18 ± 0.05 36.21 ± 0.03 36.20 ± 0.04
 DO (mg l−1) <0.001 108 4.55 ± 0.04 4.44 ± 0.09 5.14 ± 0.14 5.14 ± 0.09
 pH (pH units) <0.001 107 8.27 ± 0.01 8.24 ± 0.01 8.24 ± 0.01 8.17 ± 0.01
 Specific conductivity (mS cm−1) <0.001 108 53.94 ± 0.11 54.51 ± 0.08 54.14 ± 0.04 54.51 ± 0.07
 TDS (ppm) <0.001 108 34.54 ± 0.07 34.89 ± 0.05 34.89 ± 0.04 34.92 ± 0.04
 Log(x + 1) extinction coefficient 0.031 41 0.53 ± 0.16 0.07 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.01
 Log(x + 1) turbidity (NTU/mg l−1) 0.164 108 0.87 ± 0.11 0.64 ± 0.12 0.80 ± 0.21 0.14 ± 0.02
 Log(x + 1) ORP (mV) 0.011 108 518 ± 4.91 532 ± 8.80 552 ± 7.39 605 ± 10.43
 Nitrates (μg at l−1) 0.079 108 0.34 ± 0.11 0.31 ± 0.10 0.22 ± 0.06 0.32 ± 0.09
 Phosphates (μg at l−1) 0.027 108 0.09 ± 0.02 0.08 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.01
 Total chlorophyll a (μg l−1) <0.001 108 1.001 ± 0.15 0.262 ± 0.02 0.127 ± 0.01 0.081 ± 0.01
Biological variables (zooplankton)       
 Mean number of species <0.001 41 53 ± 1.5 70 ± 1.9 71 ± 1.6 68 ± 1.7
 Total abundance (numbers m−3) <0.001 41 5,963 ± 398 2,251 ± 193 2,491 ± 240 2,150 ± 122
 Calanoida (numbers m−3) <0.001 41 1,497 ± 299 587 ± 80 568 ± 104 338 ± 22
 Cyclopoid (numbers m−3) <0.001 41 375 ± 61 303 ± 30 349 ± 80 275 ± 24
 Harpacticoid (numbers m−3) <0.001 41 33 ± 11 19 ± 9 50 ± 11 44 ± 7
 Larvae (numbers m−3) <0.001 41 2,428 ± 411 930 ± 136 1,058 ± 218 1,480 ± 115
 Decapod (numbers m−3) <0.001 41 102 ± 21 13 ± 1 2 ± .4 8 ± 2
 Log(x + 1) Cladocera (numbers m−3) <0.001 41 289 ± 81 5 ± 2 13 ± 7 5 ± 1
 Log(x + 1) Cnidaria (numbers m−3) <0.001 41 117 ± 31 30 ± 11 17 ± 3 32 ± 5
 Log(x + 1) Larvacea (numbers m−3) 0.418 41 566 ± 220 607 ± 143 436 ± 226 225 ± 33
 Log(x + 1) Mollusc (numbers m−3) 0.095 41 177 ± 30 140 ± 24 120 ± 16 57 ± 13
 Chaetognath (numbers m−3) 0.389 41 56 ± 12 47 ± 6 41 ± 7 33 ± 8
  1. Means with standard error values are also given for each station. HSB, Harbour shoal beacon; SEC, South-East cay; WE, Windward edge; CB, California bank.