Coastal defences, Norfolk

Coastal defences, Norfolk

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Caption: Coastal defences. Groynes at low tide on a beach at Hunstanton, Norfolk, UK. The Norfolk area of the English coastline is particularly prone to erosion by the sea, and some areas are eroding at a rate of nine metres a year. Coastal defences, such as these groynes, are used to slow the rate of erosion by absorbing the energy of the waves. Photographed in August 2008.

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