Roanoke Sound

Estuaries & Wetlands


The Roanoke sound is found in North Carolina, near the outer banks and the coastal region of the state. This sound separates roanoke island from Bodie Island of the Outer Banks. To the north of the Roanoke Sound lies the Albemarle Sound and to the south lies the Pamlico Sound.

There are many different forms of wildlife that can be found in the Roanoke sound, some of those include: mullet fish, flounder, kingfish, and king Mackerel. As far as vegetation goes some similar vegetation can be found all across North Carolina such as mangroves and dogwoods.

Important Things to Know

    A estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

The Dangers that Estuaries Face

As far as any natural area goes, deforestation is obviously a huge problem to the Roanoke sound. Other than that overfishing is also a big problem.