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Incredible places that have been claimed by the sea

Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 37: Humans have long been fascinated and frightened by the beauty and power of the ocean. Some communities feel its sheer force more than others. Here we take a look at historic villages that have fallen prey to the waves, today's coastal communities that have been swallowed by the sea, plus natural and man-made landmarks at risk of rising sea levels.

Teetering on the brink

Humans have long been fascinated and frightened by the beauty and power of the ocean. Some communities feel its sheer force more than others. Here we take a look at historic villages that have fallen prey to the waves, today's coastal communities that have been swallowed by the sea, plus natural and man-made landmarks at risk of rising sea levels.
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