The Hopewell Rocks are caused by tidal erosion. (Photo: CP)Kevin Snair, the park's supervisor of interpretive services, says recent temperature swings likely contributed to the collapse. Snair says when the snow melts, water flows into cracks in the rocks, then freezes again when temperatures drop at night, which weakens the stone. He says the park sees more rock falls in the spring than any other time of year. "Although it is sad to see a beloved formation crumble, it is also very exciting to witness the same forces that created our park as they redefine the coastline of tomorrow," he said in an email.
The Hopewell Rocks, also called the Flowerpot Rocks or simply The Rocks, are rock formations caused by tidal erosion, pictured Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (Photo: CP)
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