Estuaries: Pamlico Sound
Importance of estuaries; wildlife
Pamlico Sound stretches from the borders of Dare County Mainland all the way to the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Pamlico Sound and all the other estuaries are very important because they support a variety of life forms. Over two thirds of all fish we eat spend some time of their lives in estuaries all over the world. They also act as a barrier for minor floods. Some wildlife includes: sea turtles, basking sharks, red drum, blue crab and killer (orca) whales.