Roanoke Sound

3-7 miles wide and 300' feet long.

The Roanoke Sound

Located in Nags Head, North Carolina

Plants located in area: Prickly Pear Cactus, Live Oak, American Beach Grass, Trumpet Creeper.

Animals located in area: Brown Pelicans, Rabbits, Raccoons, Opossums, Luna Moth

Waterways that flow into the Sound: Shares imaginary boundaries with the Croation Sound, the Albermarle Sound, the Pamlico Sound, and even the Atlantic Ocean.

Importance of Estuaries and Threats faced


Estuaries like the Roanoke Sound are very important because they help stop erosion and flooding to the main land. They're a filter for plants, so they stay safe and do not damaged by the destruction around them.

Threats: The surrounding land is changing, human habitats, pipes, roads, are all destroying it. Concrete just reflects the water till it is dried up or moved somewhere else. Where as land would soak it up.