Transportation is the movement of material in the sea and along the coast by waves. The movement of material along the coast is called longshore drift.
Although longshore drift is the main process of transportation the material moves in four different ways. These are:
Traction – large material is rolled along the sea floor.
Saltation – beach material is bounced along the sea floor.
Suspension – beach material is suspended and carried by the waves.
Solution – material is disolved and carried by the water.
The video below shows transportation in action on a beach at Flamborough. Can you identify the processes of transportation?