Metals Ocean shore L1 Ocean shore L 2 PEC*
Cr 0.02 ± 0.001b 4.19 ± 0.038a 111
Cd 0.35 ± 0.021a 0.38 ± 0.025a 5
Pb 0.95 ± 0.023a 1.00 ± 0.025a 128
Cu 0.24 ± 0.007b 1.44 ± 0.028a 149
Zn 3.11 ± 0.110a 2.12 ± 0.035b 159
Ni 0.01 ± 0.003a 0.01 ± 0.007a -----
Data are mean of duplicate (2) determinations. BDL: Below instrument detection limit.
Letters a and b show differences among the different locations. Data shown with different letters are statistically different at P<0.05 level.
*PEC- Probable effect concentration *L1 - Location One *L2 - Location Two
Table 2: Mean results and standard deviation of heavy metals (mg/kg) in sediment samples from the two sampled locations.