Rocky Shores

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Rocky coastal ocean. Ocean waves crash against coastal rock, steadily eroding the continental face.

Formation

 

The formation of rocky shores depends on its location and on the historic geological events. The rocky shores in Atlantic Canada can be classified as primary coasts. Their major structural characteristics have been determined by land-based processes such as erosion, deposition, volcanic, or tectonic processes (changes caused by land movement). Much of the rocky coastline in Atlantic Canada has been created by glacial activity and tectonic forces.

 

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