Nature lovers play ground
currituck sound location
Thirty miles N-S and 3–8 miles wide, this shallow, island-filled sound is separated from the ocean by the Currituck Banks Peninsula (formerly Bodie Island), part of the Outer Banks. On the NE, it extends to Back Bay in Virginia Beach, Virginia. with connections to the black water creek, north landing river and tulles bay.
why are estuaries important?
Fence lizard, and the Eastern mud turtle.
what problems are the Currituck sound facing?
Natural connections are closed between the sound and the ocean, through inlets, which has resulted in changes in both salinity and water quality. Vast marshes and submerged grasses supporting fisheries and other wildlife have eroded away.