Roanoke Sound

By: Jennifer Soto

The Roanoke Sound

The Roanoke Sound acts as a barrier and separates the central outer Banks from Roanoke Island. This is where young (babies) fish or mammals stay for protection until they are old enough to protect themselves. It is commonly known for its fishing and Brackish (mixture of fresh and salt water) water.
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Other Information

  • Estuary located where it separates Roanoke Island from barrier beaches
  • Called the "nurseries of the sea"
  • Animals - sea birds, fish, crabs, lobsters, clams, and etc.
  • Water flows from Eastern North Carolina to Southeastern Virginia
  • Toxins (from humans) creates a threatening role in estuaries