Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Foam Ocean in Capetown

The Phenomenon of Ocean Foam - Also called "sea foam" or even "beach foam", the froth on the shoreline forms due to the churning of the water by tides and currents with the impurities, plankton, dead fish, dead plant matter and other organic material floating in the water.

The churning of the water from powerful currents creates bubbles which have a tendency to adhere to each other and are pulled under the surface of the water. Closer to shore, as the wave begins to form the bubbles are pushed upward by the energy in the water and can be seen as foam or froth on the beach.