If you haven’t seen it yet, you have to check out this video of sea foam overtaking a beach town in Australia.
A tropical storm that caused small tornadoes and flooding along the east coast of Australia also brought with it massive amounts of sea foam that piled up nearly as high as street signs.
Sea foam is formed when strong wind and waves agitate the ocean. It is typically not harmful to humans, but in some cases sea foam can form during or after algal blooms and if those are toxic algal blooms, the foam could cause some health problems to both humans and the environment.
To learn more about sea foam:
- Check out this great summary from NOAA: Sea foam forms when dissolved organic matter in the ocean is churned up
- Read more about the town in Australia: Sea Foam Covers Beach Town In Australia (VIDEO)
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