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.
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
Film taken on Kent Wildlife Trust Seasearch surveys within the Dover to Deal recommended Marine Conservation Zone.