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Table 1 Data of environmental parameters (mean ± standard deviation) measured in both collection sites

From: Macrofaunal assemblages associated with two common seagrass‐dwelling demosponges (Amorphinopsis atlantica and Haliclona implexiformis) in a tropical estuarine system of the southern Gulf of Mexico

Environmental parameter Exposed site Protected site
Temperature (°C) 29.27 ± 0.21 31.33 ± 0.09
Salinity 36.71 ± 0.19 38.31 ± 0.01
Dissolved oxygen (mg/L) 7.26 ± 0.36 10.19 ± 0.37
Total chlorophyll concentration (µg/L) 1.69 ± 0.12 3.41 ± 1.51
Total suspended solids (mg/L) 60.68 ± 4.66 27.00 ± 2.75
Sedimentation rate (g/m2/day) 0.09 ± 0.01 0.004 ± 0.0002
Transparency (m) 0.675 ± 0.08 1.45 ± 0.05
Water motion (dissolution rate %/day) 4.74 ± 0.02 4.09 ± 0.14
  1. Parameters highlighted in italics differed significantly between sites