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Sludgy Sea Foam Has Environmental Groups Worried

Rough seas and high tides combine to create a foamy, frothy, chocolate mousse mess at Moffat Beach, Caloundra. Photo: Brett Wortman

Return of the foam at Point Cartwright

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Rough seas and high tides combine to create a foamy, frothy, chocolate mousse mess at Moffat Beach, Caloundra. In previous years, foam created by king tides and wild weather was clean, but recently the Coast foam has begun to develop symptoms witnessed in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. Studies show sewage and run-off, including motor oils, are bonding into molecules, rendering the foam sticky, smelly and dark-coloured. Oil dumped by passing ships may also be partly to blame for the state of the foam. “The foam is getting worse.” A long-time local resident said the foam at Teewah Beach appeared to be the result of an algal bloom which dissipated after the Boxing Day cyclonic conditions last year. “But it is markedly different (dirtier) from the 1970s and 1980s...I’ve lived here 50 years. I’ve played in this water, I’ve seen foam – but not this.”

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