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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  • ghostie
    ghostieSunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:44 pm
    That looks so fun! It could be dangerous . . . but really fun!
    • KimThursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm
      To me ...it just looks dirty and dangerous!
      • jackTuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:00 am
        make it happened so cool
        • jackTuesday, January 5, 2016 at 5:59 am
          Nice and cooool Nice and cool
          • bubblesFriday, December 11, 2015 at 7:56 am
            i would love to be in a beach that is filled with bubbles
            • notsayingmynameThursday, December 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm
              this would be really cool but I have to agree with EWW! because I would not want to be floating, swimming, bathing, or even just to be in the bubbles/foam because of the chemicals, salts, dead plants, and decomposed fish. That's a bubble bath that I'm am not looking forward to going in. Its very surprising that I wouldn't get in it because I LOVE bubble baths but maybe just not this one.
              • BeyonceThursday, December 3, 2015 at 1:07 pm
                Omg this is amazing
                • ashtenMonday, October 12, 2015 at 9:51 am
                  WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • DianaSunday, October 11, 2015 at 10:05 am
                    Crazy
                    • AnonymousSunday, September 13, 2015 at 5:56 pm
                      awesome

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