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Australia foam

Ocean foam surge in Snapper Rocks as Queensland experiences severe rains and flooding from Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 28, 2013 in Gold Coast, Australia. Hundreds have been evacuated from the towns of Gladstone and Bunderberg while the rest of Queensland braces for more flooding. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Sea foam blankets flooded Australian coast

Australia's Sunshine and Gold coasts were hit so hard by foam that

residents and tourists were asked to cancel all non-essential travel,

according to reports. Witnesses also described seeing foam as high as nine feet at its peak. (ABC News)