weapons of the sea

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Hydraulic Action
This is the force of water hitting the cliff and squeezing air into the cracks in the rock.
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Abrasion
This is the force of tiny bits of rock carried in the water blasting into the cliffs.
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Attrition
This is the process of rocks hitting eachother and breaking into smaller rocks.
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Corrosion
This is the chemical reaction between the sea water and the minerals in the rocks. The sea dissolves the minerals and the rock begins to break up.
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Erosion
Coastal erosion is the wearing away of land and the removal of beach or dune sediments by wave action, tidal currents, wave currents, drainage or high winds.
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Abrasion

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This is the force of tiny bits of rock carried in the water blasting into the cliffs.

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Attrition

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Card 4

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Corrosion

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Erosion

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