Sea Foam: Bubbly Blur of Organic Ocean Matter
The surf is like a powerful blender when the ocean is agitated by waves and wind…
Obscure particles in the saltwater… dissolved salts, proteins, fats, dead algae, and an intricate mixture of organic matter…
are vigorously churned to form small bubbles on the surface of the waves.
In this way… a blur of organic matter is blended to form sea foam.
Usually, sea foam is an indicator of a productive ocean ecosystem. Unhealthy sea foam typically results only when large harmful algal blooms decay near shore.
Science behind this post: NOAA- Ocean Facts What is Sea Foam?
This week’s Photo Challenge: “Blur”