By: Lane Shirley
East coast of NC
Importance of Estuaries
This mixing of fresh and salt water creates a transition zone between land and sea known as an estuary. These are places where fish, birds and animals of all sorts gather to feed, find refuge, grow to adulthood, and stage migrations. Many commercially and recreationally important species depend on estuaries. So that's why there important.
Plant and Animals living there
Submerged aquatic vegetation, marshes, mangroves, fish, shellfish, and migratory birds all live in this estuary.
Rivers that Flow into the Pamlico Sound Estuary
Neuse River, tar river (only two that flow into the Pamlico sound)