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What is the cliff of Dover?

The White Cliffs of Dover, part of the North Downs formation, is the region of English coastline facing the Strait of Dover and France. The cliff face, which reaches a height of 350 feet (110 m), owes its striking appearance to its composition of chalk accented by streaks of black flint.

What was the name of the type of organism whose calcium carbonate skeletons make up the chalk deposits at the white cliffs of Dover?

The famous White Cliffs of Dover bordering the English Channel consist of chalk deposits. Chalk is a special form of limestone made up of the shells of microscopic marine organisms such as coccolithophores (left) and foraminifera (on the right).

What one celled creature built the white cliffs of Dover?

Algae

Why are the white cliffs of Dover called that?

When the algae died, their remains sank to the bottom of the ocean and combined with the remains of other creatures to form the chalk that shapes the cliffs today. Over millions of years, the seabed became exposed and is now above sea level. The resulting edge of chalk is the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Why is there no bridge between UK and France?

The Dover Strait is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, so the bridge would need to avoid obstructing ships. Not only would there need to be enough distance between the supports, the bridge would also need to be high enough to allow tall ships from passing underneath.

How long is the Eurostar underwater?

23.5 miles

Is Eurostar going under?

Brexit and Eurostar services Rest assured our trains will still be running after 01 January 2021 and we’ll continue to keep Europe connected after Brexit. Read the latest essential information for travel after Brexit.

Can I take Eurostar coronavirus?

Our teams are legally required to check COVID-19 documents and may refuse travel to anyone without the correct forms. You must comply with all the travel rules in place in our destination countries, even if you’ve been vaccinated, and you’ll need to wear a mask at the station and on board.