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Table 2 Summary of water quality parameters collected at the Densu Delta Ramsar Site and Weija Lake, south-east coastal Ghana

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

Water quality parameters Densu Delta Ramsar Site Weija Lake
Range Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD
pH 6.63–8.84 7.83 ± 0.84 5.00–7.00 6.25 ± 0.75
Salinity (‰) 0.30–25.4 7.08 ± 9.37 0.10–0.20 0.19 ± 0.03
Conductivity (ms/cm) 0.61–40.07 11.70 ± 14.70 0.30–0.43 0.38 ± 0.04
Total dissolved solids (g/L) 0.38–24.30 7.17 ± 8.91 0.19–0.28 0.24 ± 0.03
Transparency (cm) 15.00–44.00 30.70 ± 10.66 35.00–51.00 44.58 ± 4.87
Turbidity (NTU) 41.00–146.00 88.58 ± 39.07 37.00–59.00 51.58 ± 7.18
  1. Mean ± SD values obtained from 3 replicate samples on the same day (~ the daily mean) within 4 plots of 1 ha in each wetland on 3 different days (n = 4 plots × 3 days = 12 spatio-temporal samples)