Foam blankets Australia town

2013-01-29 10:20
A churned up sea has caused a town to be blanketed in foam. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

A churned up sea has caused a town to be blanketed in foam. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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VIDEO: Sea foam fun

2013-01-29 10:06

A stretch of Queensland's Sunshine Coast has been blanketed in sea foam, swept ashore by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that struck Australia. Watch. WATCH

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Cape Town - Residents of the Australian town of Mooloolaba in the state of Queensland were surprised to find large parts of the town covered under a blanket of foam.

The inundation of foam, reported by Yahoo News, was about 3m high and caused difficulties for motorists.

Many residents took to the streets to enjoy the spectacle which occurs when water full of organic matter is churned up, often through a cyclone.

Emergency services urged residents and tourists to limit travel and stay indoors, but several people could be seen enjoying the phenomenon and many images and video have been posted to the web.
 
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