Pamlico Sound

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Pam·li·co Sound

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between the eastern coast of North Carolina and the Outer Banks.

Pamlico Sound

(Placename) an inlet of the Atlantic between the E coast of North Carolina and its chain of offshore islands. Length: 130 km (80 miles)

Pam′li•co Sound′

(ˈpæm lɪˌkoʊ)
a sound between the North Carolina mainland and coastal islands.
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Uncle Salters, returned the night before with Penn, from Pamlico Sound, received him suspiciously.
While northern Downeasters were market gunning Merrymeeting Bay, their southern counterparts and distant relatives were doing likewise in areas like Core Sound--a few wingbeats away from, and really just an offshoot of--the larger Pamlico Sound, the second largest estuary system in the U.
Hand projects, smaller projects and ones that are quick to make appeal to me the most during summer Rex & Roo (page 13) and Pamlico Sound (page 26) are both on my list for this summer
Natural intertidal reefs and hardened shoreline structures were compared within Pamlico Sound only, with natural intertidal reefs hosting three to eight times higher oyster densities than hardened shoreline structures.
Occasionally I'd get a chance to fish with the locals in Pamlico Sound, mostly for weakfish and red drum, our redfish.
As of early Friday morning Arthur's eye was moving near mainland Dare County and northern Pamlico Sound with hurricane conditions spreading northward along the Outer Banks, according to the NHC.
Smaller adults showed evidence of density-dependent movement and were recaptured only in adjacent estuarine systems, the Pamlico Sound and lower Chesapeake Bay, during periods of increased stock abundance.
We remained about two hours, went over the swash into Pamlico Sound and anchored for the night.
The magazine selected New Bern to be in the top 10 for its ideal location with easy access to the Neuse River, Trent River and Pamlico Sound.
North Carolina is only about 20 miles from the proposed uranium mine and residents, public officials and lawmakers there worry that a catastrophic release of radioactive waste could poison Kerr Lake, the drinking water source for more than 118,000 North Carolinians, as well as contaminate the fishing- and recreation-rich Roanoke River as far east as Pamlico Sound.
Once the pipe was completely fused, we floated the pipe about 15 miles from the State Park Facility located on the Atlantic side through the Pamlico Sound using a tow boat and a trail boat to keep the pipe from straying," said Bryant.
We could also reverse the increase in dead zones and outbreaks of disease to make places like the Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina's Pamlico Sound healthy again.