One of the largest estuaries in United States
What even is an estuary and why is it important?
An estuary is a partly closed off body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a connection to the open sea. Estuaries are important because they provide an ideal location for fish and shellfish to reproduce, creating more food for the other species that live in the estuaries.
Some of the wildlife includes dolphins, tutles, seals, orcas, and whales.
Some bodies of water that flow into the Pamlico Sound are the Oregon Inlet, Pamlico River, and the Ocracoke Inlet.
What things threaten the Pamlico Sound?
Some threats to the Pamlico Sound include, excessive nutrients, which is bad for the animals, toxic materials being present, which is bad for the animals and the people around the sound, habitat loss, erosion, etc.