NC Estuaries

Roanoke Sound

Roanoke Sound

The Roanoke is located between the central Outer Banks and Roanoke Island.
Estuaries are very important. They are important because it is a place for fish, wildlife, and plants to live in the mixture of fresh and salt water. They also are places where fish have there babies. If are estuaries are no taken care of we would be polluting or destroying wildlife, fish, people, plants, and the waterways that are fed into it.

Plants, Wildlife, Fish, and Waterways

There are plants, wildlife, and fish that live in this estuary, I am going to name some.


  • Blue Crab
  • cattails
  • sawgrass
  • Spot
  • Black Drum
  • Striped Bass
  • Ibises
  • Great Blue Heron


There are waterways that flow into the Roanoke sound such as..


  • Pamilco Sound
  • Albemarle Sound
  • Oregon Inlet
  • Atlantic Ocean

Threats to North Carolina Estuaries

There are threats to almost everything on Earth. Here are a few threats to North Carolina Estuaries..

  • microorganisms that can be harmful
  • changes to the land bordering the estuary
  • excess toxins
  • sea level rise