Galapagos Places: Galapagos Ocean Landscape © GCT

These jagged coastal rocks are the result of thousands and thousands of years of erosion © GCT

Erosion is the gradual removal, breakdown or wearing away of rock, soil or sediment. The process of erosion plays a vital role in shaping and changing the landscape. Erosion can be caused by animals, rainfall or the sea amongst other factors.

Erosion features on these pages:

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Glossary of Galapagos