Sea Foam Invasion in Australia – Video

Written by on February 4, 2013 in Other News

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:

Sea foam.

Sea foam. Photo credit: Brocken Inaglory.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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