Thursday

Australia -Whitewash




Here's something that has never been seen before and given that I saw the Climate Crisis movie once again, just a few days ago, this was worrying - so its up for everyone's benefit, thanks to a friend who forwarded this alarming mail

Suddenly the shoreline north of Sydney were transformed into a Cappuccino Coast. Foam swallowed an entire beach and half & the nearby buildings, in a freak display of nature at Yamba in New South Wales

One minute a group of teenage surfers were waiting to catch a wave, the next they were swallowed up in a giant bubble bath. The foam was so light that they could puff it out of their hands and watch it float away.

Scientists explain that the foam is created by impurities in the ocean, such as salts, chemicals, dead plants, decomposed fish and excretions from seaweed. All are churned up together by powerful currents which cause the water to form bubbles. These bubbles stick to each other as they are carried below the surface by the current towards the shore. As a wave starts to form on the surface, the motion of the water causes the bubbles to swirl upwards and, massed together, they become foam.

18 comments:

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melinda said...

Is this for real?

Mike said...

Omg, this is alarming! Frankly with hurricane katrina and the tsunami I am simply afraid of the sea!

runa said...

Clouds of foam cannot make surfing fun:-(

ALLEX said...

its so horrifying.....its a complete whitewash of lives ......a bitter realisation of the changes happening

sanjiv said...

good god, this cannot be for real! when will we wake up to know we are fast speeding to dissaster?!

ashish said...

Oz has some of the loveliest beaches in the world and fair population uses this, too worrying to know what dissasters await that country or for that matter the world. We in our own way have started working with the climate chnage teams here, creating more awareness

Jim said...

Good heavens! When will we wake up to avert the impending disaster I wonder!?

gita said...

Mama Mia! What in God's name is this:(

Mee said...

All- Am sure if we all do our lttle bit for the climate and the earth we will be ok. I was speaking with somebody a couplea days ago and they said maybe july 26th may repeat itself this year, given almost no rains thus far. Maybe we should, looking closer home, be ready to do something in our own way to avert another 26th july?:)

apple27_shan said...

WOW...sure is an alarming eye opener !
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Mee said...

Hey apple27shan how you been/:)

runa said...

With the way it is raining today July 26th may happen quicker than anticipated. There was a total mess on the roads today. Just got to office. At filmcity a sumo had got into a divider, there was a large tree that had crashed in the middle of the marine lane. And today is looking most depressing. I hope by evening this gets better.

And why are we not seeing you post regularly?

Mee said...

Runa I hope so too:(

tomgirly said...

WoW.... must be an amazing experience ...wish i was there too :).

Cuckoo said...

That was something like Tsunami !!

Anonymous said...

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-two people do not make the same spelling mistake
-every commentor cant have a profile created in July 2008, with no blogs attached.

get a life!