Pamlico Sound

By: Amanda Soden

Location

The Pamlico sound is located in the outer blanks and is part of the albemarle-Pamlico sound system

Importance

The Albemarle-Pamlico Sound supports a variety of habitats including wetlands, rivers, and creeks. In these habitats, there lives a diversity of organisms. 90% of the fish and shellfish caught by fisherman rely on the estuaries for fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and oystering.

Plants and Animals

Animals

This estuary contains 75 different species of shell fish.

- anadromous fish

-shellfish

-striped bass

-shad

-herring

-red drum

-blue fish

-and more


plants

-saw grass

-black needle brush

- giant cord grass

Rivers, streams, and waterways

-Oregon inlet

-Hatteras inlet

-Ocracoke inlet

Threats

The Ablemarle- Pamlico sound is facing serious threats from increasing pollution, rain water eroding the land, and people wiping out the animal habitats. Each problem alone is troublesome, but if we all work together than we can save the sound and its resources.
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