by Olivia Murphy
Where is the Pamlico Sound located?
The Pamlico Sound is located near the Outer Banks, North Carolina.
Why is the Pamlico Sound important?
The estuaries of the Pamlico Sound provide a water access to many large cities. The land near the estuaries are marshy areas that contain habitats for many organisms. It also provides a place for excess water to stay during flooding.
Animals found in the Pamlico Sound:
Blue Crabs, Red Drum, Oysters, Red-Cockaded woodpeckers, and Sturgeon are all animals found in the Pamlico Sound.
Rivers, Streams, and Waterways that feed into the Pamlico Sound:
Chowan, Roanoke, Neuse rivers all flow into the Pamlico Sound.
Threats to the Pamlico Sound:
The population is rising in the Pamlico Sound which is putting a strain on resources. Pollution is also a major problem for the sound, the pollution is causing the water quality to decrease. Humans also have a major impact on the sound. When humans built near the sound, they take away many animal's habitats.