Deep 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:
Ronald Thom, Ph.D
Marine Research Operations, PNNL
1529 W. Sequim Bay Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382