Wave cut platform
Below in the annotated still life of Cape Schanck in figure 3.5 wave cut platforms can be seen. One of them is highlighted in red. Wave cut platforms are usually seen at the bottom of sea shore cliffs and are flat out stretches of rock. They are created by the erosion of waves. In the numerous wave cut platforms below they were probably created from the hydraulic action of the waves since Cape is millions of years old.
Management and caution
There were a whole range of coastal processes within Cape Schanck however the main ones that stood out were attrition and hydraulic action. Attrition was a main component within Cape as the pebbles became rounded and smoothened from the weathering and force of the waves. Hydraulic action was also evident as the waves would crash and smother the shoreline of rocks. Both these processes in play can be seen in the below footage.
Here in this swimming video brief views of hydraulic action and attrition can be seen.
Although management and caution was there around Cape Schanck human influence was still a major factor. Many visitors would've trampled over the vegetation or made random pathways by themselves at the price of the death of the vegetation. Pathways would have been made across the beach because people wouldn't have been bothered to use the normal pathways. Vegetation was tramped on in either reason or
Two ways Cape Schanck manages itself
Signs-Signs are a vital part within Cape as they emit warning and prevent visitors from making any incorrect errors. The signs can warn people not to trespass across the flora which could harm it or go near fauna inhabited areas since it could be dangerous or disturb them. These signs were seen on the pathway down the stairs.
Signs can restrict human movement by warning them of the consequences or punishment coming their way if they refused the sign. These signs were found distributed along the beach.
Regenerating the environment:Allowing the environment regenerate doesn't have to be with self conscience. Signs can help already sustain what's there. These signs were found along the primary dune where the plants grow.
Educational information:Signs are what we use to communicate wherever we go if we are absent at the event. If we are absent at the event the sign can instead resume the position.
Dune system management- having a dune system at a beach is very helpful as it prevents the waves from flooding or eroding other parts of the beach.
Headland-the headland protects the environment by taking in the waves attacks and doesn't let it effect the environment. The headlands can be found around Cap Schanck.
The headlands allow to environment to regenerate by blocking off any disasters that could effect the progress of the environment and allow it to generate.
Three of the natrural landforms can be seen in figure 3.9 which include the dune system and the beach.