Roanoke Sound

A watery playground!

Importance of Estuaries

Estuaries provide loads of resources that benefit both the environment and the economy. Estuaries also provide habitats for plants and animals.

Threats to Roanoke Sound

The waters in the sound are shallow so it poses a threat to ships coming in and out which can hurt the environment. Over fishing is one threat to the environment of our sound.

Where Are We?

We can be found in Nags Head, NC. Hope to see you there!

Five plants in our estuary are Cattails, Sawgrass, Giant Cordgrass, Black Needlerush, and American Beach Grass

Three rivers that feed into our estuary are the Tar, Pamlico, and the Roanoke.

Sources

  • Randolph, Kella. "NC Estuaries." Slideshare. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2016.
  • "The Roanoke Sound Estuary." Jockey's Ridge State Park. Ed. Ray Matthews. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2016.
  • "Why Are Estuaries Important? The Economy and Environment." U.S. Department of Commerce NOAA. N.p., 25 Mar. 2008. Web. 27 Mar. 2016.