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Table 1 Summary of the abiotic characteristics of the study sites

From: Effects of patch size and position above the substratum during early succession of subtidal soft-bottom communities

  Colorado Bolsico
Depth (m) 7–8 8–9
Temperature °C (mean ± SD) 15.5 ± 1.34 14.8 ± 0.7
Sediment type Well sorted, fine sand (φ = 2.4) Poorly sorted, medium sand (φ = 1.6)
OMC % (mean ± SD) Exp = 0.42 ± 1.2
Ref = 0.53 ± 0.2
Exp = 0.61 ± 1.3
Ref = 0.42 ± 1.1
BCV (mean ± SD cm/s) 3.57 ± 7.4 northward 2.79 ± 1.5 southeastward
Max = 17.02; min = 0.77 Max = 7.92; min = 1.03
  1. Exp experimental sediment, Ref referential natural sediment, Max maximum, Min minimum values, OMC organic matter content, BCV bottom current velocity