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Sea foam buries towns along Australia’s east coast

Postby coffeeFreak » Jan 28th, 2013, 5:06 pm

Townships along Australia's east coast were buried under up to four feet of sea foam today as the waves were whipped up into a frothy messy by powerful winds from Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
Similar to what happened in Scotland back in September, this ocean 'spume' is caused when strong winds mix air into the waves, and mucus from tiny plants floating in the surface layer of the ocean, called phytoplankton, is whipped up into a meringue-like foam...

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