The Twelve Apostles, Australia - Oceania

A collection of natural limestone stacks which stands just off the Port Campbell National Park in Victoria, Australia are called as the Twelve Apostles. The original name of this site was Sow and Piglets but was changed in 1950’s to a more majestic name although there were just nine of those stacks left.

The formation of these stacks has been caused by erosion by wind and water. These stacks have varying heights and thicknesses and are located in close proximity of each other which has given this place the status of a tourist attraction.

Due to the continuous erosion by water, these stacks are getting eroded day by day. The water which hits the shoreline all the time dissolves the limestone of the stacks at the base which makes the bases of the pillars weak. The rate of erosion at the base of the pillars is approximately 2 cm per year. On July 3, 2005, a 50 metre tall Apostle collapsed which now leaves just eight Apostles standing on the shore.

     
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