Roanoke Sound

By: Hannah Stafford

Roanoke Sound is located in the Outer Banks

Why are Estuaries important?

Estuaries are important because they provide vital nesting and feeding habitats for many plants and animals.

Plants and Animals

Roanoke Sound is home to cattails, sawgrass, giant cordgrass, and black needlerush that provide homes to many waterfowl and fish.

Rivers, Streams, and Waterways

Albemarle Sound, Roanoke River and the Atlantic Intracoastal waterway connect to Roanoke Sound.


Below are some threats that Estuaries in North Carolina are facing:

- Climate change (the water is rising)

- Infilling

- Shoreline development

- Marinas

- Pollution

- Discharge of sewage.