Pamlico Sound


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Pamlico Sound

(păm`lĭkō), lagoon, 80 mi (129 km) long and 15 to 30 mi (24–48 km) wide, E N.C., separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a row of low, sandy barrier islands; largest lagoon along the U.S. East Coast. It receives the Neuse and Pamlico rivers and is linked on the N with Albemarle Sound. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is located on the barrier islands. Along the coastal areas are numerous waterfowl nesting sites, and there is some commercial fishing in the waters.
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Pamlico Sound

an inlet of the Atlantic between the E coast of North Carolina and its chain of offshore islands. Length: 130 km (80 miles)
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Recent efforts by the NC DMF and their academic and nonprofit conservation partners to restore oyster populations resulted in the construction of 12 (to date) subtidal no-take oyster reserves spread geographically throughout Pamlico Sound, each on the scale of hectares (1-5 ha) in size.
These regions were the following: 1) eastern Pamlico Sound and the adjacent coastal waters (EPS; the outer banks from the Virginia state line to Cape Lookout), 2) western Pamlico Sound (WPS; waters near mainland areas of northern North Carolina), 3) Neuse and Pamlico rivers (NPR), and 4) waters of southern North Carolina (SNC; Cape Lookout southward, including estuaries and coastal waters).
We present the results of a 3-y study that quantified spatio-temporal variation in fecundity and reproductive potential at 6 oyster reserves in Pamlico Sound, NC.
I then calculated the time (in days) between the first and last trips for each fisherman whose trips occurred between 1 July and 31 October in Pamlico Sound and its tributaries (called the northern region) and between 1 August and 31 October in the Cape Fear River and nearby waters (the southern region).
Pamlico Sound is a shallow lagoon estuary whose hydrography is controlled by wind (Giese et al., 1979; Pietrafesa et al., 1986a; Pietrafesa and Janowitz, 1988).
Pierre on the Saint Lawrence Seaway through Chesapeake Bay to the waters of Pamlico Sound, I've never shot tougher ducks.
In upholding the granting of summary judgment to the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, the court rejected claims by Outer Banks residents that the agencies violated federal laws in approving the Pamlico Sound bridge.
As a consequence, strong winds extended well north of the landfall location up to the Outer Banks and into Pamlico Sound, which caused a high storm surge in this area."
As of 2 p.m., Florence, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, had picked up its pace slightly to3 mph.A storm surge warning remained in effect from Myrtle Beach, S.C.,to Ocracoke Inlet, N.C., and for the Pamlico Sound, including the Pamlico and Neuse rivers.
The National Hurricane Center said water was quickly rising on the western side of Pamlico Sound, a saltwater lagoon dotted with picturesque towns, Miami Herald (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article218323575.html) reported.
The survey samples were collected in shallow-water areas of the Pamlico Sound system in North Carolina and waters south to the North Carolina-South Carolina border.