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Deep channel

Elevation and habitat types diagramDeep channel includes the deepest portions of the estuary, at the base of the slopes, a common habitat for benthic invertebrates.


The figure at right shows a cross-sectional diagram of habitat types at various elevations in an estuary (based on Procter et al. 1980a).


Controlling factors that affect deep channel:

Ecosystem processes that are affected by deep channel:

Contact information

Ronald Thom, Ph.D

Marine Research Operations, PNNL
1529 W. Sequim Bay Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382