Coastal Regions & Maps
Kachemak Bay with over 240 km of coastline has been recognized as one of the most
productive ecosystems in the world and is now a National Estuarine Research Reserve.
This region is unique due to nutrient rich upwelling from the Gulf of Alaska and
a 28 ft. tidal range.
The bay's varied coastline consists of fjords, sheltered tidal flats, rocky substrates,
and semi-exposed beaches. Next to the silt laden waters of Cook Inlet, Kachemak
Bay is an oasis for marine life.
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