NCVPS 10.3 Emily O'Brien
Why Are Estuaries Important?
On the other hand they benefit other things besides the animals that live in them; oceans. The can filter sediment and pollutants from water before it flows back into the ocean. This means cleaner water for both the people drinking in the water and the organisms living in it.
They also act as a buffer between the ocean and land. In turn this reduces the effects of floods and strom surges.
Estuaries support the economy as well. Recreational activities support towns that rely on tourism for their income and supply jobs.
Life In Croatan Sound
Pine, Cyprus, Tupelo, and Swamp Maple
And hundreds of species of fish and other organisms....
Threats To Estuaries
Global Warming- Sea levels are rising causing more erosion of shorelines
Excess Toxins & Nutrients- Kills animals
Bodies of Water That Drain Into/Through