Lorne Residents Frolic In Nature's Foamy Bubble Bath

By Meera Dolasia on June 21, 2012

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No matter how old one is, frolicking around in a bubble bath is always exciting. Now imagine if the bubbles were a couple of feet thick and extended out three miles into the open ocean - That, is exactly what the locals and tourists visiting Lorne in Victoria, Australia were able to experience on June 5th, 2012.

According to scientists, the foam is formed when powerful ocean currents churn together with impurities such as salts, chemicals, dead plants, decomposed fish and excretions from seaweed. The resulting bubbles that stick to one another, are carried to shore by the underwater ocean currents. As waves form on the surface, the motion of the water causes the bubbles to swirl upwards, turning the entire ocean around into a giant bubble bath. Marine experts liken it to making a milkshake - the more powerful the churn, the thicker the foam!

The best part is that while it may not be the cleanest of bubble baths, it is perfectly safe to swim in and frolic - Something, Lorne's body surfers know fully well since this phenomenon that they fondly call 'Foam Day', comes to town every three to five years. Did someone say lucky?

Resources: heraldsun.co.au, dailymail.co.uk

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  • basketball32Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm
    Looks epic
    • Taylor S.Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:12 pm
      That looks so cool wish i was there!
      • Taylor S.Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:12 pm
        yup its the reall swift!
        • bibliophile
          bibliophileSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm
          Cool... i want to visit there!!!
          • peacheslarue
            peacheslarueMonday, November 17, 2014 at 6:37 pm
            Bubble Bath!
            • dumbhumbugmum45
              dumbhumbugmum45Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm
              any1 here like minecraft? very cool
              • dumbhumbugmum45
                dumbhumbugmum45Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:42 pm
                Wow thats very cool
                • lunamoonamare
                  lunamoonamareSaturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm
                  Australia has all the the awesome stuff like the gold trees.
                  • Snowy day Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:45 am
                    Cool!
                    • saturday7
                      saturday7Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm
                      lucky

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