Land Meets Sea

Segment One: Shorelines Around The World

This video segment shows how shorelines around the world vary in their history and appearance. Traveling to Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Mississippi, and finally to North Carolina, students see different types of shorelines that result from varying geologic processes. Submergent, emergent and neutral shorelines are illustrated along with volcanic, faulted and glacial shorelines. The video segment closes with a look at North Carolina’s barrier islands, showing how these unique islands of sand are a part of the variety of shorelines found on the continent.

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