Australian surfers described the phenomenon as “insane” and “out of control” and probably said “dude” a lot, but since it was Australia they may have just said “mate”. What they were talking about is the frothy, thick sea foam that covered areas of ocean along the coast of Victoria, an area popular with surfers. According to the Herald Sun the sea foam stretched 5km offshore and was meters thick. Sea foam is sometimes a “natural” phenomena caused my the agitation of organic matter such as decomposing algal blooms. However, pollution, raw sewage and stormwater can contribute to these algal blooms…
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