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Table 3 The seasonal mean, minimum, maximum and range of rock pool temperatures at each site along the South African coast

From: Large fluctuations but constant mean temperatures allow corals to persist in intertidal rock pools on the east coast of South Africa

Site Season Water temperature (°C)
Mean SD Min Max Range
Sodwana Bay Autumn 23.06 0.97 16.50 26.50 10.00
Winter 21.72 1.07 17.50 25.00 7.50
Isipingo Summer 24.68 1.88 21.50 32.00 10.50
Autumn 22.15 0.99 20.50 26.50 6.00
Winter 21.16 2.20 17.50 24.00 6.50
Munster Summer 23.40 1.98 19.50 32.50 13.00
Autumn 21.91 1.48 17.00 30.00 13.00
Winter 22.02 0.74 18.50 26.00 7.50