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Table 4 Correlation matrix relating physicochemical and biological parameters found to be significantly different across stations

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

Variable Station Distance Temperature Salinity DO pH Specific conductivity TDS ORP Phosphorus Number of species Abundance Calanoida Cladocera Larvae Cnidaria Decapoda Net Nano Pico
Station 1                    
Distance 0.99 1                   
Temperature −0.35 −0.35 1                  
Salinity 0.62 0.57 −0.05 1                 
DO 0.37 0.37 −0.49 0.21 1                
pH −0.5 −0.55 0.53 −0.3 −0.44 1               
Specific conductivity 0.56 0.51 −0.12 0.95 0.35 −0.37 1              
TDS 0.62 0.59 −0.08 0.95 0.33 −0.3 0.92 1             
ORP 0.57 0.6 −0.74 0.11 0.46 −0.84 0.18 0.11 1            
Phosphorus −0.44 −0.42 0.68 −0.29 −0.51 0.2 −0.36 −0.33 −0.38 1           
Number of species 0.53 0.46 −0.33 0.6 0.14 −0.27 0.61 0.57 0.28 −0.21 1          
Total abundance −0.6 −0.53 0.16 −0.62 −0.15 0.22 −0.61 −0.57 −0.19 0.16 −0.65 1         
Calanoida −0.59 −0.56 0.22 −0.68 −0.24 0.39 −0.69 −0.68 −0.37 0.25 −0.54 0.68 1        
Cladocera −0.55 −0.5 0.09 −0.38 −0.05 0.15 −0.34 −0.32 −0.17 0.13 −0.42 0.73 0.55 1       
Larvae −0.32 −0.26 0.07 −0.32 −0.04 0.01 −0.3 −0.25 0.02 0.03 −0.47 0.82 0.16 0.48 1      
Cnidaria −0.46 −0.41 −0.01 −0.56 −0.08 0.1 −0.57 −0.51 −0.14 0.08 −0.41 0.45 0.71 0.54 0 1     
Decapoda −0.56 −0.51 0.05 −0.51 −0.11 0.08 −0.48 −0.48 −0.17 0.01 −0.56 0.6 0.33 0.2 0.56 0.31 1    
Net −0.69 −0.66 0.66 −0.57 −0.5 0.49 −0.62 −0.6 −0.6 0.54 −0.67 0.57 0.45 0.22 0.45 0.22 0.69 1   
Nano −0.76 −0.73 0.48 −0.51 −0.33 0.55 −0.48 −0.4 −0.62 0.43 −0.5 0.56 0.58 0.59 0.29 0.46 0.27 0.52 1  
Pico −0.54 −0.52 0.73 −0.44 −0.45 0.66 −0.47 −0.35 −0.7 0.5 −0.58 0.48 0.44 0.28 0.33 0.18 0.3 0.71 0.69 1
  1. All marked station correlations are significant at p < 0.05000, N = 40 (casewise deletion of missing data). Significant correlations indicated by coefficient of determination values ≥0.50.