Boulders on raised beach

Boulders on raised beach

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Caption: Rounded boulders on a raised beach on Phippsoya, Svalbard, Norway. The boulders were rounded by wave action when still in contact with the Arctic Ocean. The uplift of the land is due to the rebounding of the Earth's crust in response to the loss of heavy ice age glaciers.

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