National Geographic : 1961 Feb
KODACHROMEBY PAUL A. ZAHL; HS EKTACHROME(OPPOSITE)BY W. EDWARDROSCHER, NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSTAFF White cliffs of southern England take their sub stance from the bodies of minute sea organisms, half a million to a teaspoonful. Moonlight outlines Beachy Head, 500-foot headland beside the Eng lish Channel. Beachy Head Light, in the distance, casts its benevolent gleam 16 miles. Translucent shells of single-celled foraminifera easily pass through the coppered eye of a needle. Their ancestors laid down England's white cliffs millions of years ago. Calcium-built structures of these animals, magnified about 70 times, resemble the large, complex shells of mollusks. 213 _ ~~__~_~ __~ _ _I __II____ N.G.S.