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Coccolithus Pelagicus

Coccolithus Pelagicus

'Coccolithus Pelagicus'. Photo: Richard Lampitt, Jeremy Young, The Natural History Museum, London. Courtesy: Open access: Plankton*net. Creative Commons Attribution 2.5. The Coccolinths are the fossilized plates of microscopic green algae called Coccolinthophores which lived in the sea water and whose remains accumulated to make up the Chalk Formation of the Downs.