Photos: Weird Yellow Fluff Balls Wash Up on French Beaches
Others have likened the appearance of the pollution to mousse.
Sullying the beach
Either way, the fields of debris are making it difficult for beach goers to enjoy the beaches.
As far as the eye can see
In some places, the yellow blobs extend far out into the distance as far as the eye can see.
Some beaches seem to be lightly covered with the blobs.
In some places, huge amounts of the pollution piled up.
Kelp and other material
Sea kelp often entangled the goo.
Here, a mixture of yellow blobs, sea kelp and other waste.
Beach pollution is a big problem in this area, according to the SEa-Mer Association.
Floating in the sea
Paraffin floats in the water which is how it can fall off ships and make it ashore. This material may not be industrial paraffin.
Here, a closeup of the spongy material.
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By Robert Lea