Pamlico sound

by: Michael reece

location

Pamlico Sound, shallow body of water along the eastern shore of North Carolina, U.S. The largest sound on the East Coast, it is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by narrow barrier islands (the Outer Banks), of which Cape Hatteras is the southeastern most point.

importance of estuaries

Estuaries provide vital nesting and feeding habitats for many aquatic plants and animals.

5 animals in the eastuary

striped bass, shad, herring, blue crab, and oysters

threats to the estuary

toxic material dumps, erosion, habitat loss, and city sewage treatment plants

three rivers, streams, or waterways that feed into the Pamlico sound

Pasquotank, Tar-Pamlico, and Neuse are five major river basins that flow into the Sound