Brown Surf Causing a Stir on Oregon C...

Brown Surf Causing a Stir on Oregon Coast

There are 2 comments on the Beach Connection story from Apr 8, 2010, titled Brown Surf Causing a Stir on Oregon Coast. In it, Beach Connection reports that:

Brown foam in Newport Residents and tourists alike have been mystified and even alarmed by hordes of brown foam along the Oregon coast, thinking it's pollution or an oil spill of some kind.

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Trude Blomsoy

Hurleyville, NY

#1 Apr 10, 2010
Regarding the brown foam - could it be residue from
an under-water volcanic eruption. There seem to be
much such activities these days >

Portland, OR

#2 Apr 20, 2010
i read the article and it apparently is a sign of a healthy ocean, dont remember how to spell it but little tiny plankton things, if you click the link and read the article you'll learn more, im glad i came across this because i live right off one of the rivers here and have been curious about the foam. although it is stinky when the tide brings it into part of our yard and it stays there, yuck. i dont know how to get it back in the river lol

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