Table 2 Density surface modelling results with the environmental covariates best predicting sunfish density across the study area.

From: New insights into ocean sunfish (Mola mola) abundance and seasonal distribution in the northeast Atlantic

Season Covariates edf P value Deviance explained (%)
Summer Latitude*Longitude 27.6 <0.001 13.6
Winter Latitude*Longitude 27.7 <0.001 16.0
  Distance to Slope 1.0 <0.004  
Combined Latitude*Longitude 23.3 <0.002 9.9
  Mixed layer depth 4.8 <0.003