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A Walk through Time – Beaches and Bluffs of Torrey Pines

Beyond their stunning beauty, the cliffs of Torrey Pines stand like ramparts in the epic battle between the uplifting land and the restless sea. As storm waves attack the base of the modern cliff, it slowly retreats -- leaving behind a flat terrace that underlies the current beach. The same processes formed another terrace 125,000 years ago, but that ancient beach now sits high on the bluffs as the movement of tectonic plates pushes the land ever higher. Join geologist Wolfgang Berger as he leads us on this tour of geology in action.

Credits

Host: Wolfgang Berger, Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Production Assistants: Patricia Masters, Diane Greening


Funding for this Wild Web Film was provided by the Torrey Pines Association
2011 Torrey Pines Association

Produced, filmed and edited by
Jim Karnik Films
Filmed with a Canon 7D DSLR System
 Copyright 2010 Jim Karnik Films