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Table 1 Data on water quality parameters collected at four quadrats (= 100 m × 100 m plots) in Densu Delta Ramsar Site (DDRS) and Weija Lake (WL)

From: Abundance and prey capture success of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) and Pied Kingfishers (Ceryle rudis) in relation to water clarity in south-east coastal Ghana

Study site Plot no. Transparency (cm) pH Conductivity (ms/cm) Turbidity (NTU) TDS (mg/L) Salinity (‰)
DDRS 1 44 8.77 23.13 41 14.12 13.85
DDRS 2 37 8.84 18.43 41 11.24 10.82
DDRS 3 32 8.42 38.50 52 23.48 24.37
DDRS 4 42 8.56 40.07 53 24.30 25.48
DDRS 1 16.5 6.63 2.96 135 1.89 1.50
DDRS 2 23 6.81 2.82 129 1.89 1.53
DDRS 3 16 6.91 2.98 132 1.89 1.53
DDRS 4 15 7.08 2.67 146 1.69 1.38
DDRS 1 41 8.67 1.75 82 1.09 0.88
DDRS 2 33 7.38 0.61 70 0.38 0.30
DDRS 3 30 7.72 3.37 79 2.14 1.73
DDRS 4 39 8.19 3.07 103 1.96 1.60
WL 1 42 5.95 0.43 55 0.28 0.2
WL 2 42 6.85 0.42 47 0.27 0.2
WL 3 48 6.91 0.38 58 0.24 0.2
WL 4 35 7.13 0.41 52 0.26 0.2
WL 1 41 6.67 0.38 58 0.27 0.2
WL 2 41 6.85 0.4 55 0.26 0.2
WL 3 45 7.25 0.38 54 0.24 0.2
WL 4 42 7.5 0.38 56 0.21 0.2
WL 1 51 5.53 0.39 37 0.25 0.2
WL 2 48 6.64 0.38 40 0.25 0.2
WL 3 50 7.46 0.33 48 0.21 0.2
WL 4 50 7.53 0.30 59 0.19 0.1
  1. Each figure represents the mean of three water samples taken haphazardly on the same work days; 3 days at each site