Roanoke Sound

Located in Nags Head, NC

Importance

Estuaries like the Roanoke Sound help with erosion control. They also reduce flooding in the main lands. They keep pollutants out of water.

Plants and Animals

Plants that can be found in the Roanoke Sound are prickly pear cacti, live oak, American beach grass and trumpet creeper. Common animals are the hognose snakes, raccoons, opossums, red and grey foxes, rabbits, white-tailed deer, brown pelicans, ospreys, blue herons and snowy egrets.

Rivers, Streams or Waterways

The Roanoke Sound shares boundaries with the Croatan Sound, the Albemarle Sound, the Pamlico Sound and the Oregon Inlet. It is apart of the Atlantic Ocean.

Threats

Uranium mining effects the Roanoke and the drinking water that comes from it. Uranium mining is the process of extraction of uranium ore from the ground.
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