Pamlico Sound Warming Waters Bring New Marine Species to NC, But Chase Away Some Familiar Ones By Jay Price • Aug 8, 2017 Jay Price / WUNC Bull sharks and lion fish are among the species becoming more common in North Carolina, while black sea bass and other fish are getting harder to find. Climate Change Creates Underwater Drama Off NC Coast By Laura Pellicer & Frank Stasio • Aug 3, 2017 Brook Ward - https://flic.kr/p/PtKaBo / Flickr - Creative Commons Intertwining ocean currents off the coast of North Carolina form a unique environment for marine species. Both tropically-inclined and colder water animals mingle at the intersection of the Gulf Stream and the arctic Labrador Current. NCDOT Builds Living Reef In Pamlico Sound By Rebecca Martinez • Jan 25, 2017 Courtesy of NCDOT Listen Listening... / 0:41 NCDOT has built a living reef to promote the growth of sea grass in Pamlico Sound. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has built a living reef about a mile west of the Bonner Bridge in Pamlico Sound.