North Carolina Estuaries
by Kyle Riggs
Currituck Sound is located in the Northern Outer Banks of North Carolina, off the coast near Elizabeth City.
The importance of Estuaries
Estuaries provide goods and services that are economically and ecologically indispensable. Often called nurseries of the sea, estuaries provide vital nesting and feeding habitats for many aquatic plants and animals.
Wildlife Found in Currituck Sound
Some of the animals that live in Currituck Sound include swans, egrets, herons, raccoon, and rabbits.
Rivers, Streams, and Waterways that feed into Currituck Sound
1. Northwest River, North
2. Landing River
3. Knotts Island Channel
Threats to NC Estuaries
Estuaries are harmed by changes to the land bordering and surrounding the estuaries and by contamination of river and ocean water