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The Atlantic Coast

This episode tells the story in three dramatic chapters of how tectonic upheaval pummelled and pounded eastern North America until the shape we recognize today finally emerged. The discovery of fossils provides proof of how North America and Africa were once bound together. Tectonic movement lies at the heart of this story of volcanic outpourings, massive rifting of continents and the bursting forth of a new, young ocean, the Atlantic.