Crews collecting tar balls, Florida Today, July 8, 2010:
A six-man crew hired by the U.S. Coast Guard began rolling down the beach Wednesday on all-terrain vehicles, gathering tar balls from Jetty Park to 16th Street South in Cocoa Beach.
The tar first was reported Tuesday, and officials initially said it might have come from a shrimp boat that sank in the area in mid-May.
But a trajectory analysis of the wreck by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found the ship's fuel wouldn't likely affect the shore, said Chris Evanson, a Coast Guard spokesman in Jacksonville.
Officials will continue to investigate.
Tar Balls Wash Ashore In Central Fla., Channel 4 Jacksonville, July 7, 2010:
Officials have determined the tar balls did not come from a shrimp boat that sank in May.