A few days ago the coast of South Africa was covered with a marine foam as dense as the cream of milk of a ‘cappuccino’. The reason why this natural phenomenon – ‘Cappuccino’ waves – is so-called.
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This phenomenon can be observed in various corners of the planet, although it mainly occurs in the southern hemisphere.
According to scientists, this phenomenon occurs when salt and seaweed mix together with the residues resulting from human activity found in the water.
Due to the action of strong air currents, dense foam is formed from this mixture of salt, algae and debris that the wind is responsible for carrying to the shore, where it ends up disappearing.
With this ‘cappuccino’ the sea looks like a gigantic bubble bath.
This phenomenon is not dangerous, although bathing with so much foam is not recommended.
In recent years this wonder appears more and more often, possibly due to increasing pollution of the environment and, in particular, of the oceans. The most recent case of the ‘capuccino’ waves has been observed in South Africa.