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Pegasus Bay sand dunes.

Did You Know..


20,000 years ago the shoreline of Pegasus Bay was 50 kilometres further out to sea and 130 m lower. As the climate warmed and cooled over time, the continental shelf was continually flooded until the shoreline became stable at its current position approximately 4500 years ago. This means that the coast as we know it – its landforms, estuaries and sediment - is relatively young. Find out how Pegasus Bay sand dunes protect the land from the forces of the sea during storms...