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Table 1 Physico-Chemical characterization of the samples.

From: Biodiversity of Archaea and floral of two inland saltern ecosystems in the Alto Vinalopó Valley, Spain

Parameters Redonda ponds Penalva ponds
Temperature (°C) 30 32
pH 7.5 7.5
Conductivity
(mS cm-1 at 25°C)
226 ± 15 221 ± 24
Salinity (ppt) 145 ± 10 142 ± 15
O.D. (600 nm) 0.000*
1.937**
0.000*
1.235**
  1. Average values for several parameters obtained from salted water collected from the surface of the crystallizer ponds at the Redonda and Penalva inland salterns; parameters were measured at the time of sample collection. Water from the center (*) and margins (**) of the ponds.