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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.

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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Wayne Lordan posted a double, making all to land the opening 5f handicap on Pimlico Sound for trainer Thomond O'Mara and owners the O'Dowd-Kelleher Syndicate before following up in the 7f maiden on the David Wachmantrained Dreamalittledream, who quickened nicely to beat market rival Laureldean Spirit by five lengths.
Interior Department, taxpayer, and conservation groups all opposed the effort because it could exacerbate erosion along the barrier islands that make up the cape and potentially reduce the number of fish that breed in Albermarle and Pimlico sounds.