The Roanoke Sound Estuary separates Roanoke Island from Bodie Island of the Outer Banks. Roanoke Sound is one of the most connected bodies of water sharing boarders with Croatan Sound, the Albemarle Sound, the Pamlico Sound, and even the Atlantic Oceans Estuaries are very important because they help sustain and produce life for many different plants and animals. Many pine and cedar trees tower over most of Roanoke Island. Some other plants that thrive in this area is the prickly pear cactus, trumpet creeper, and live oak. Animals like a snowy egret and black bear could also be found in Roanoke Sound. The Albemarle Sound begins Roanoke sound and the Dan River with tributaries in the east and west feed into the sound too. Construction, pollution, and other human activites greatly threaten the plant and animal life in Roanoke Sound.
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