One Giant Bubble Bath!

By Meera Dolasia on January 14, 2008

It was every kids dream come true - a humungous 30 miles long bubble bath to frolic in! - This is exactly what happened on a coastline in New South Wales earlier this month.  What was once the Pacific Ocean, turned into waves of foam, engulfing the entire beach and half the buildings nearby.

According to scientists, the foam is created by the churning of powerful water currents in the ocean together with impurities such as salts, chemicals, dead plants, decomposed fish and excretions from seaweed. The two mixed together creates bubbles.  These bubbles are stuck to each other as they are carried below the surface by water currents towards the shore.  As a wave starts to form on the surface, the motion of the water causes the bubbles to swirl upwards, turning into foam.

Marine experts liken it to making a milkshake - the more powerful the churn, the more foam is created.  This was not the first time this beach has become foamy - It also happened in August of last year. 

While this may not be the cleanest of bubble baths, as you can see in the pictures below, some kids did not care.  They enjoyed frolicking in the fluffy stuff, which they said was like being in the clouds - you were in it but could hardly feel it.

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  • lil@bu8Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 3:52 pm
    • EEW!Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm
      I would think that was fun but I want not want to salt and the dead fish and plants
      • hfggeg4e3Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:05 pm
        wow much bubles
        • lollymolly
          lollymollySunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:09 am
          • rockstar2
            rockstar2Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 8:00 am
            I would want to go there
            • djcool123
              djcool123Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm
              • dogogirlThursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm
                • kittyclaw
                  kittyclawThursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:34 am
                  • tashadtasha
                    tashadtashaSunday, January 4, 2015 at 5:02 pm
                    I heard about this on the weather channel before. Now i know more about it! This is really cool ,but I heard a lot of animals suffered a lot died.
                    • fluffyunicrons
                      fluffyunicronsMonday, December 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm
                      me too!! i love the looks of it.

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