North Carolina Estuaries
Animals found in the Roanoke Sound
Oysters attach to the gravel and old shells on the shoreline,that form oyster beds that help protect the land from erosion.
Stone crabs hatch in the oyster beds and begin to grow in them.
Flounder finds food within the oyster beds.
Threats to Estuaries?
Estuaries are one of the coastal areas most at risk because of human activities. Some of the risk factors are population growth and people building near or in the Estuaries.
Plants Found in the Roanoke Sound
Bodies of water that flow into the Roanoke Sound
Pictures of the Roanoke Sound