A concerned walker contacted us today regarding the foam washing up on the beach. Quite rightly our beaches and sea are very important and any report of pollution is taken seriously.
On this occasion the foam was caused by the natural action of the waves creating bubbles. Any organic or inorganic particles then stick to the outer side of the bubble creating foam. I'm told that it's a technique used in marine aquariums to keep the water clean - foam fractionation or protein skimming.
It can cause some irritation in large qualities or when mixed with other toxins but a visual check of the beach confirmed no other pollution today.
Any reports of pollution on the beaches (Dorset area) can be made to Portland Coastguard 01305 760439