Sunday, September 2, 2012

Deal - Kingsdown - Dover Marine Conservation Zone Film

This short film is taken in the proposed Marine Conservation Zone between Deal & Dover and includes the Kingsdown Butts

For the area covered see

This is still under consultation process - the next stage kicks off in Dec 2012 - but the film gives us all a glimpse what is just off our East Kent coast. For more info see the DEFRA site

Running between Kingsdown, Deal to the north and Dover to the south is an important stretch of rich chalk reef, lying below the famous white cliffs of Dover.

The chalk platform extends across the shore and out to sea, with deep sand-filled gullies between tall ridges of chalk covered in seaweeds, sponges and anemones.

Large crabs and lobsters find shelter within the chalk in recesses, while baby cuttlefish swim around the outcrops, demonstrating their amazing camouflage.

 Further offshore, the chalk gradually becomes covered in coarse sediments. Here, thousands of sandy tubes made by tiny ross worms form significant reefs which can harbour a wonderful diversity of wildlife and support the whole food web.

If you cannot see the embedded Video its here

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