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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  • 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
        • O.OTuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:27 am
          omg that is so cool my fav word is bubble!!!!!!!
          • kell-bell
            kell-bellThursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:34 am
            OH MA GOSH!!!!!!! LET ME GET THE BUBBLES!!!! I need them SO MUCH!!!!! BUBBLES BUBBLES BUBBLES!!! If I could go anywhere for my birthday it would be BUBBLES!!!!!!
            • spinnypeeps
              spinnypeepsTuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:59 am
              It's SO BUBBLY!!!!
              • coolnicki477
                coolnicki477Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:53 am
                BUBBLES BUBBLES BUBBLES don't you just love the word?!
                • icecream967
                  icecream967Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:48 am
                  • abigaild707
                    abigaild707Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:42 am
                    awesome! i wish i was there!!!!
                    • MarenThursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm
                      I love it

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