Pamlico Sound

By James Willett


The Pamilco sound is located on the Western Part of the Outer Banks.


Estuaries are important because they are a protected environment and that provides large amounts of food and a perfect location for fish and shellfish to reproduce.
they are the most biologically productive ecosystems on the earth.
They can function as many things, such as filters for terrestrial pollutants and provide protection from flooding and many other natural endangerment and hazards.

Native Species

The Pamlico Sound several types of fish such as the red drum, trout, flounder, striped bass, spot, king fish, and bluefish. It can also support animals such as dolphins and sea turtles.

How it gets water

The sound is fed by three different inlets, Oregon Inlet, Hatteras Inlet and Ocracoke Inlet. The Tar-Pamlico and the Neuse river basins also flow into the sound.


The Pamlico Sound, like most other shore like environments, is being threatened very greatly by erosion. The houses that are now built on the shoreline will soon be underwater and there will no longer even be a shore to walk on. Another problem that faces the Sound is the point of too much nutrients in the water. When the water has an overabundance of these it can cause a large growth of algae and that can choke out some other sunlight for the other sea life below.