Coastal defences

Coastal defences

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Caption: Coastal defences. Precast concrete blocks along a pier, seen as Cyclone Xaver hits the coast of Baltiysk, Russia. This type of sea defence is known as rock armour. The piles of concrete dissipate the energy of the waves, reducing coastal erosion. Photographed in 2013.

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