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Australian Town Overrun with Sea Foam: VIDEO


Remember that crazy video I posted yesterday of the storm-induced sea foam in Queensland, Australia 'giving birth' to a car? Well, here's much more footage of it in the town of Maroochydore. Unfortunately for these folks, toxicologists are warning folks about frolicking in it.


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  1. Just gross. Sea induced foam is not my favorite form of foam.

    Posted by: Betocreativo | Jan 29, 2013 2:02:38 PM

  2. Seafoam = toxic pollution. OMG.

    Posted by: beef and fur | Jan 29, 2013 2:04:21 PM

  3. ewwwww - that doesn't look healthy at looks like
    sewage water

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jan 29, 2013 2:36:00 PM

  4. This is one better helluva foam party than the ones I've been to!

    Posted by: Sammie | Jan 29, 2013 2:49:39 PM

  5. Isn't sea foam suppose to be green, hence the color sea foam green?

    Posted by: Garst | Jan 29, 2013 2:55:41 PM

  6. This sort of foam is mostly bacteria and mud, but since it comes from the sea it can't be more harmful in general that sea water. Don't inhale it though, since you might get the stuff in your lungs. The fact there is so much bacteria in the water suggests some sort of runoff issue, perhaps sewage, but could be excess nitrogen fertilizer.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 29, 2013 3:22:02 PM

  7. The combination of both sewage runoff and excess fertilizers is what causes an excess of sea foam once they combine with organisms and the salt content of the ocean. The combination produces a chemical emulsifying effect (the same thing that makes suds with soaps). This happens in the gulf when certain temperatures and wind conditions are just right, but to a much lesser extent.

    And no, I would not let that stuff touch me or get in my mouth at all. Nasty.

    Posted by: johnny | Jan 29, 2013 3:29:47 PM

  8. Santorum?

    Posted by: J.D. | Jan 29, 2013 8:57:46 PM

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