The Roanoke Sound

Kendra Triplett

What to Know

Estuaries are important because they 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. The Roanoke Estuary is located where it separates Roanoke Island from barrier beaches. Some of the animals that live there are sea birds, fish, crabs, lobster, and clams but there are lots more animals that can live there. The water flows from Southeastern Virginia and Eastern North Carolina. One of the many threats to the estuaries are the toxins from the humans and which plays a big role.

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Details on the Roanoke Sound

This is where babies from other fish or mammals live to stay safe until they are old and less likely to die in the big ocean. The Roanoke Sound separates the central Outer Backs from Roanoke Island. It is also known as an amazing place to go fishing because there are lots of different kinds of fish there. It is also known for it's Brackish waters.
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