The Pamlico Sound

by: Sydney Crider

Pamlico Sound

The Pamlico Sound is a sound along the North Carolina coast. This Sound is the largest and contains the Albemarle Sound, Currituck Sound, Croatan Sound, Bogue Sound, and the Core Sound.

The importance of Estuaries

Estuaries are important because they bring up cold, nutrient rich water to the surface. This is good for not only fishermen, but also for the fish that live in the water! This colder water is healthier for the fish and brings more oxygen up for the fish.

5 plants and animals

  • Blue Crab
  • Oysters
  • Megalopa
  • Coral Reefs
  • Scallops

3 rivers, streams, and estuaries

Neuse River

Chesapeake Bay

Puget Sound

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Threats to the Estuary

  • City Sewage Treatment: this leads to poorly treated sewage into our rivers
  • Development: runoff from construction creates erosion
  • Agriculture: farm and forestry operations sometimes allow sediment and pesticides into the rivers and the sound