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Wave cut platform

A Wave Cut Platform refers to the narrow flat area often seen at the base of a sea cliff caused by the action of the waves. Where the coast line itself is changing due to seismic action there may be a series of platforms showing earleir sea levels and giving an indication of the amount of uplift caused by various earthquakes.

Because of the continual wave action a wave cut platform represents an extremely hostile environment and few but the toughest of organisms can utilize such a niche.

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