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Dorset and East Devon Coast, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

The Dorset and East Devon represents a stunning coast along the English Channel. The site has an outstanding combination of internationally renowned geological features. The property includes an exposure of approximately 185 million years of the Earth’s history along a near-continuous stretch of coastline, with a number of internationally important fossil localities along its length. The property also contains a range of spectacular examples of coastal geomorphological features, landforms, and processes. The site includes a range of globally significant fossil localities – vertebrate and invertebrate, marine and terrestrial – which have produced well-preserved and diverse evidence of life during Mesozoic times.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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