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.
Resources: Gizmag.com, Dailymail.co.uk

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  • spinnypeeps
    spinnypeeps8/26/2014
    It's SO BUBBLY!!!!
    • coolnicki477
      coolnicki4777/31/2014
      BUBBLES BUBBLES BUBBLES don't you just love the word?!
      • icecream967
        icecream9677/30/2014
        cool
        • abigaild707
          abigaild7075/14/2014
          awesome! i wish i was there!!!!
          • Maren4/24/2014
            I love it
            • alliboo3/19/2014
              that is cool i wish i were there
              • boo3/14/2014
                cool
                • niomi
                  niomi3/3/2014
                  now that you don't see every day
                  • Amie2/3/2014
                    That is so really cool!
                    • necto5
                      necto51/17/2014
                      bubble BATH!!!!!

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