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Were marine microplankton in the Japan Sea geographically isolated during the Last Glacial Maximum

@inproceedings{Ishitani2014WereMM,
  title={Were marine microplankton in the Japan Sea geographically isolated during the Last Glacial Maximum},
  author={Yoshiyuki Ishitani and Kiyotaka Takishita},
  year={2014}
}
The Japan Sea is connected by three straights (the Soya, Tsugaru, and Tsushima Straights) to the Sea of Okhotsk and Pacific Ocean with the shallow sill depth (140 m). During the last glacial maximum (LGM: 23-19 kilo years before present), the sea-level was decreased at least 120 m lower than today and the Japan Sea was almost isolated from surrounding seas. It is possible that such geographic isolation reduced and/or impeded gene flow of marine organisms between the Japan Sea and surrounding…