Pamlico Sound

By: Emily Barnett

Location

Along the eastern shore of North Carolina, U.S.

Importance

Provides an important network of shipping lanes, recreational hot spots, and ecosystems for a variety of salt-dependent wildlife.

Plants and Animals

Plants: grass and algae

Animals: striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon, red wolf, eels, and red-cockaded woodpeckers

Rivers, Streams, and Waterways

Tar river

Neuse Trent river

Pamlico river

Threats

Increasing pressures of population growth

Rain water erodes the land

Habitat is being lost

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