Pamlico Sound

Module 10 Assignment 3

Location

Pamlico Sound is a shallow body of water located along the eastern shore of North Carolina.

Importance of Estuary

It has five major river basins that flow into the sounds. It supports a variety of habitats. There are nursery areas located in the creeks and embayments of the estuary that are important to over 75 species of fish and shellfish.
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Plants & Animals

Plants-
Animals-Green Sea Turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Bald Eagle, Piping Plower.

Rivers, Streams, and Waterways that Feed Into Sound

The five major river basins that flow into the sound are The Chowan, Pasquotank, Tar-Pamlico, and Neuse. The Pamlico Sound also consists of over 9,000 miles of freshwater rivers and streams.
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Threats to This Estuary

Threats to this estuary are excessive nutrients, toxic materials, erosion and sedimentation, and habitats loss.
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