One Giant Bubble Bath!


Word Count

218 words

Reading Level

Listen to Article

It was every kids dream come true - a humongous 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.

Cite Article
  • Delilaover 3 years
    this is so cool but there no video and they put bubbles is the ocean
    • cheese_awesome
      cheese_awesomealmost 4 years
      If you back a bubble bath, you are just sitting in a bathtub full of your wet germy dirt! Ew
      • EDalmost 4 years
        dude the foam is made out of dead animals and plants
        • bobyalmost 4 years
          i wish i could take a bubble bath like that
          • Jacksonalmost 4 years
            I wish it was today me sad me in cindercarden i like this it look fun
            • Billalmost 4 years
              To bad it was in 2008
              • personalmost 4 years
                my gosh!!!! i want that to happen to me! i want to swim in it!!!!! sooooo coooolll
                • beealmost 4 years
                  I love this!!!!!!!! :D
                  • cool dudealmost 4 years
                    cool stuff,man
                    • dead by dawnalmost 4 years
                      it looks like that person is in the ocean and bubbles are forming behind them