Pamlico Sound

by jackson mckinney

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what is it?

a shallow body of water along the eastern shore of NC. The largest sound on the East Coast, it's separated from the Atlantic Ocean by narrow barrier islands.

importance?

Estuaries are vital habitats for thousands of marine species. Estuaries have been called the "nurseries of the sea" because the protected environment and abundant food provide an ideal location for fish and shellfish to reproduce.

what is living in the sound?

threatened species are the green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle,bald eagle, and piping plover. It is one of the few places where Alantic sturgeon continue to produce young on an annual basis

other bodies of water?

the Albemarle sound, Oregon Inlet, Hatteras Inlet and Ocracoke Inlet all feed into the Pamlico sound