Pamlico Sound Estuary

The importance and location of the Pamlico Sound Estuary

The Pamlico sound starts where the Neuse and Tar rivers release into the sound and goes to the outer banks. Estuaries are important to the environment because they allow a place for animals to reproduce. Estuaries also help filter out pollutants from water before it goes into the ocean. They also are provide us with great places to fish commercially and recreational.
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Animals in the Pamlico Sound

  • Oysters
  • Clams
  • Crabs
  • Sea trout
  • Red Drum

Rivers that flow into the Pamlico Sound

- Tar

- Neuse

- Chowan

Threats to estauries

  • Marine farming
  • Sewage
  • Over fishing
  • Over use of fertilizers that runoff in the estuary