Estuaries in North Carolina

Pamlico Sound --------- BY: Riley Nicholson


Along the North American East Coast.


Estuaries are important natural places. They provide goods and services that are economically and ecologically indispensable. Often called nurseries of the sea, estuaries provide vital nesting and feeding habitats for many aquatic plants and animals.

Plants and animals

-Blue Crabs

-underwater grass


-Sea turtles

-occasionlly seals

Passages connected

-Albemarle sound

-Roanoke sound

-Croatan sound

-Core sound

-Tar River


-Made worse by the increasing pressures of population growth in the watershed

-There are some toxic materials that are released into the estuary

-As More people come to live and stay and visit the animals habitat are being destroyed.