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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  • 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.
      • bibliophile
        bibliophileSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm
        Count me in!!!!
        • annabeth123
          annabeth123Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm
          OMG!!!! I'd LOVE to be there!!!
          • More cats🐱Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:39 am
            If it were a regular pool or something... Or it had some privacy I'd bring a swimsuit
            • sweetFriday, November 14, 2014 at 7:42 am
              Take me
              • KikiWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:46 am
                TAKE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • littlemissy
                  littlemissyWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:23 am
                  I wanna go,I wanna go. I WANNA GO!
                  • xxbaconloverxx
                    xxbaconloverxxTuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                    woah! awesome!
                    • CoolSaturday, October 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm

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