24 October

Salty "Snow" Fell on a Brazilian Beach

Salty "Snow" Fell on a Brazilian Beach

One of Brazilian beaches in the Lagos region of the State of Rio de Janeiro has suffered a "snowfall". Rather it was covered by the foam very similar to snow. Local cyclists observed this phenomenon. They said they could not even imagine "snowdrifts" in Cabo Frio, a correspondent quotes the Plantão dos Lagos.

Daniel Ribeiro, the head of the group of cyclers, emphasized that most of locals hardly know about such a phenomenon because this is the private protected area.

But biologist Edward Pimenta has observed similar "snowfall" in Cabo Frio several times. The scientist says that it can be explained quite simply: the water in the lagoon is very salty, strong winds blow with gust speed reaching 80 km/h. As a result, large volumes of stable foam are formed, and it covers the coastal zone.

The land is covered with the white substance looking like snowdrifts, and it seems like the region has "frozen".

"And, attention", the scientist emphasizes, "Everything that we observe has no relation to environmental pollution. This is a perfectly natural phenomenon provoked by strong winds reacting to the excessive salinity of oceanic water."

A similar phenomenon can be observed here from July to October. Speaking of which, this is winter and spring in Brazil.

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