Beach Impact: New Tar Washes Up In Orange Beach, WKRG, November 08, 2010:
A heartbreaking discovery in Orange Beach over the weekend...significant amounts of tar balls and tar patties washed up just east of Gulf State Park. Some of the junk was the size of hamburgers.
Locals and tourists made the disgusting discovery while during their morning beach walks and jogs.
Last week's weather system could be to blame. Heavy surf pushed up massive amounts of submerged and sub-surface oil and pushed it up on several beaches.