Fluvial Systems and Marine Currents

It is possible that carcasses may travel tens of, even hundreds of, kilometres in ocean currents before descending to the sea floor.  Isolated bones act as sedimentary particles with widely variable transport potentials, the chance that elements from the same skeleton will be buried together decreases with distance from the site of origin.

Fluvial systems are responsible for most
of the transportation and sorting of
vertebrate skeletons.