STUDY AUTHORS: Pentec Environmental

The chapter describes the diverse range of habitats in the vicinity of Iliamna and Iniskin bays, based on information drawn from the marine investigators’ long history of work in the area and from field observations during the 2004 through 2008 field seasons.


  • Waves and surge energy was surprisingly high along the outer portion of the bays and at the headlands in the study area. At lower tides swells are damped considerably by the system of reefs and islets at the bay entrances and by the low-gradient mudflats.