Diatom concentrations in seawater were examined monthly at four aquatic areas. Diatom concentrations inside a bay showed a monthly variation, but these were detectable. On the other hand, in the open sea around the continental shelf break, there were few diatoms in any season. When a person drowns in the open sea, the diatom test cannot be expected to function reliably.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Sep 26|
- Continental shelf break
- Open sea
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine