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Point of view on a chalk cliff and its scree forming the rocks and the flat, on the Picardy coast, in Mers-les-bains, Picardy, France. In the distance, there is the village of Ault-Onival.

© Samuel Dhier / Biosphoto

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C'est à Ault-Onival que se terminent les dernières falaises de craie visibles sur la côte picarde, le rivage se prolongeant ensuite par de longs cordons de galets - également appelés pouliers - qui s'étirent jusqu'à la Baie de Somme. La mer provoque une forte érosion causant l'effondrement des falaises de craie qui contiennent des silex. L'incessant mouvement des marées use lentement les silex qui prennent ainsi la forme de galets que les puissants courants marins transportent par la suite sur les plages.

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Landscape

Europe / European Union / France / Hauts-de-France / Picardie / Somme 80

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

October

Earth's crust / Erosion / Talus scree

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky / blue sky

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Chalk

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Tide / Low tide

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Autumn

Area / Strand / Rock shore

Earth's crust / Landform / Cliff

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Manche

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Light effect / Reflection

Shot / Overview

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