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Amazing sight as sea foam covers Scottish fishing town during severe storm

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Incredible images from Scotland show parts of the town of Aberdeen covered in a thick layer of sea foam.

The foam blanketed the area of Footdee, near Aberdeen's harbor, with so much foam it looked as thought the area have been hit with a sudden snowstorm.

Severe storms and rain began hitting the area on Sunday.

According to, the foam was churned by the waves then blown ashore by the strong winds.

"It is likely there are phytoplankton cells and they produce a lot of mucus which when whipped up can form this foam," Professor Christopher Todd at the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews said in an interview with the BBC.

"The sea is acting like a washing machine," said Todd.

FOX 5's Tucker Barnes experienced a similar phenomenon first-hand in August 2011 while covering Hurricane Irene. Barnes was stationed in Ocean City, Md. as the storm struck and blew naturally occurring sea foam onto the beach and onto the town's boardwalk.

Videos posted online show the thick foam covering the coastal town.

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