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Waves crashing in Magnolia on Tuesday

Sea Foam

Yesterday around 5:30 pm on Shore Road came across flying Sea Foam. So what is Sea Foam?    Definition from Wikipedia:  Sea foam, ocean foam, beach foam, or spume is a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter (including proteins, lignins, and lipids)[1] derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. These compounds can act as surfactants or foaming agents. As the seawater is churned by breaking waves in the surf zone adjacent to the shore, the presence of these surfactants under these turbulent conditions traps air, forming persistent bubbles that stick to each other through surface tension. Due to its low density and persistence, foam can be blown by strong on-shore winds from the beachface inland.

February 3, 2016 Light and fluffy

 

February 3, 2016 sea foam on Shore Road

 

 

What a beauty of a morning after the snow

What a beautiful morning after the snow on Friday.  Could not wait to get out of bed to take a look around.

 

Pretty morning on Sunday

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