STUDY AUTHORS: Pentec Environmental / Hart Crowser, Inc.
The benthic flora and fauna of the intertidal and subtidal habitats of Iliamna and Iniskin bays are presented. The information presented is based on the marine investigators’ long history of work in the area and field investigations from 2004 through 2008.
- Sampling locations Scott Island and Knoll Head were more exposed to wave action than other sampling locations and had the greatest diversity of algae.
- Six reconnaissance dives were conducted in the study area in 2004 to survey habitats and benthic assemblages. Visibility during these dives was often less than six feet, due to turbid water conditions.