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Table 5 Correlation coefficient (R) values (p < 0.05) between different metals and sand (%), mud (%), and OM in the marine sediments

From: Heavy metal pollutants and their spatial distribution in surface sediments from Thondi coast, Palk Bay, South India

Correlations (p < 0.05)
.001           Mud
.648 .645          OM
.226 .239 .977         Fe
.963 .967 .344 .310        Mn
.673 .678 .969 .182 .428       Cr
.748 .739 .420 .911 .499 .180      Cu
.507 .508 .832 .024 .276 .167 .414     Ni
.693 .688 .669 .455 .864 .392 .321 .263    Cd
.996 .995 .577 .596 .197 .476 .085 .844 .063   Pb
.962 .964 .774 .181 .006 .777 .002 .653 .412 .381 Zn
Sand Mud OM Fe Mn Cr Cu Ni Cd Pb