Wave energy and rising sea levels

Geological field surveys and wave models suggest that because sea levels were higher during the Last Interglacial than in modern times waves generated by hurricanes may have been able to transport the massive boulders that rest on a cliff in North Eleuthera in the Bahamas to their current positions during the Last Interglacial, suggesting that rising sea levels could increase the wave-induced erosional energy against cliffs and coastal barriers, according to a study.

Article #17-12433: "Giant boulders and Last Interglacial storm intensity in the North Atlantic," by Alessio Rovere et al.