This series of images shows the demise of Jump-off
Joe, a sea stack at Nye Beach, near Newport, Oregon.
Sea stacks begin as part of a headland or sea cliff.
Relentless pounding by waves erodes the softer, weaker
parts of the rock first, leaving harder, more resistant
rock behind. It took over 100 years to erode this sea
stack to sand.
Click the large image to view photographs
of this sea stack through time. Use the movie controls to step through the images.