What is the Pamlico Sound?
Pamlico Sound in North Carolina in the US is the largest lagoon along the North American East Coast, extending 129 km long and 24 to 48 km wide.
Location and Importance Of the Pamlico Sound
The Pamlico Sound is located on the outer banks. The Albemarle-Pamlico Sound supports a variety of habitats including wetlands, rivers, and creeks. In these habitats, there lives a diversity of organisms. There are nursery areas located in the creeks and embayments of the estuarine system that are important to over 75 species of fish and shellfish.
Plants, Animals, and rivers
Our home waters of the Pamlico and Pungo Rivers and their tributaries host a variety of species that offer excellent light tackle fishing. Those species include speckled trout, puppy or slot drum flounder, and striped bass. Although primarily targeting the big 4, we also fish for gray trout, spadefish, sheapshead. The pamlico sound is apart of the inter costal waterway so there is a ton of rivers and stream feeding into it.
Threats towards the Pamlico Sound
estuaries is harmed by changes to the land bordering and surrounding the estuaries and by contamination of river and ocean water. Although the North Carolina estuaries contain 3,000 square miles of surface water, 30,000 square miles of land drains into the Albemarle-Pamlico system. As land is developed for human habitation and use, roads, bridges, culverts, sewage systems, pipelines, and dams change the flow of water through the ecosystem.