Video Of The Week — East Australia's Massive Storm Whips Ocean Into A Foamy Mess


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A few days after a massive storm battered Australia’s East Coast, sections of the coastline experienced a rare phenomenon – An ocean so foamy that it resembled a giant bubble bath. Experts say the marshmallow-like waters are a result of powerful ocean currents whipping together salts, chemicals, dead plants, decomposed fish, and seaweed excretions.

The foamy bubbles created by this mixture are brought to shore by underwater ocean currents. The waves help the bubbles surface, giving the ocean waters the frothy appearance. Marine scientists say the more powerful the churn, the thicker the foam!

Tempting as the water looks, it is not the cleanest, given that the foam may also contain sewage and other toxic pollutants. Sometimes the powerful ocean currents even drag up sea snakes. Though the chances of getting bitten are rare, most locals prefer to avoid the waters until things settle down. However this unidentified “foam” man, captured on tape at Froggy's Beach in Coolangatta, Queensland, by Greg Larson of Cooly news, does not appear to be concerned. He seems to be having a blast frolicking in the frothy waters!


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  • kittylover111
    kittylover111Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:26 am
    That is extremely dangerous!!
    • gingerbro100
      gingerbro100Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:06 am
      How did the foam or beach not swish him into the ocean???? This dude got a super power!!!
      • coolkid77
        coolkid77Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm
        if it wasn't toxic and didn't have snakes in there i would run in there
        • tonyynot
          tonyynotFriday, March 12, 2021 at 6:01 am
          i wanna go still
        • dede123
          dede123Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12:41 pm
          • Y.I.KWednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:30 am
            wow i wish i was there. I know i'm crazy right anyway i have a veeerrrrry hight fever 105
            • iuiggyFriday, March 1, 2019 at 1:13 pm
              i want to be there
              • lWednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:44 am
                Anyone else thinking of a frappachino?
                • ZachFriday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm
                  • bayardbros
                    bayardbrosWednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:50 am
                    So cool!
                    • 15632
                      15632Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:33 am
                      that was so awesome but same hope he didn't die