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Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

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Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

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Re: Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

Now that's a bubble bath if ever I saw one.

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Re: Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

What's that muck actually made off?

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Re: Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

As I understand it it's bacteria amongst other things that when whipped up by the sea becomes a foam.

This link may help http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/seafoam.html

 

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Re: Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

Decomposing matter (plants, fish poo, dead fish, etc.) whipped up by strong winds...

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Re: Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

Thanks guys.  I had no intention of ever going near the stuff, now I'm even more certain.

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Re: Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

It doesn't get any more Australian than this

He said locals tended to stay out of the foam due to sea snakes.

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Re: Australian Foam or Spume as we call it - phew!!

I expect there are plenty of people who would consider their holiday incomplete unless they got covered in spume at some point.