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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