White Cliffs of Algae

Researchers outline in a new study the ocean conditions necessary for coccolithophores, a type of algae, to flourish, conditions that likely allowed the White Cliffs of Dover to form nearly 100 million years ago. The new information comes from a great bloom of coccolithophores in the Southern Ocean known as the…

Algae and the White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover span England’s southeastern coastline for 16 kilometers (10 miles) and reach as tall as 110 meters (350 feet) high. Facing the narrowest part of the English Channel, the cliffs have come to symbolize England since the time of Julius Caesar, often the first and last view travelers have of the country by sea…