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Why do ocean waves create foam while breaking?

It is due to the presence of dissolved organic matter in ocean water, which comes from the remnants of algal blooms. When breaking waves churn the water, intense turbulence and mixing makes this dissolved matter to act like foaming agents, trapping the atmospheric air. This creates air bubbles on the water surface, which stick to [...]

By | 2017-07-02T07:22:35+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Oceanography|0 Comments