Diatom numbers around the continental shelf break

Masato Funayama, Sohtaro Mimasaka, Masayuki Nata, Masaki Hashiyada, Yukihito Yajima

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-238
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sep 26


  • Continental shelf break
  • Diatom
  • Drowning
  • Open sea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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