Tar balls wash ashore in South Florida (PHOTOS)

On the afternoon of July 4, Florida Oil Spill Law was informed that hundreds of tar balls washed ashore in Jensen Beach near Walton Rocks. A photo showed a stack of several dozen. The discovery was made by a local surfer who is familiar with the beach and has not encountered tar there previously.

After arriving on scene around 5:00pm, approximately 10 tar balls were personally identified and photographed. Below are several examples. After around 20 minutes searching, it began to rain and the search was cut short.

Tar balls in fresh line of seaweed. Notice the tar ball at the very top of photo (Jensen Beach, FL)

Tar ball in fresh line of seaweed (Jensen Beach, FL)

Tar ball among recently washed-up shells (Jensen Beach, FL)

Closeup of tar ball (Jensen Beach, FL)

Tar Ball (Jensen Beach, FL)

Tar balls found by surfer in Jensen Beach, FL on July 4, 2010

Location where tar balls were found in South Florida:

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What does a tar ball from Florida’s oil-ravaged panhandle look like?

Tar Ball on July 4 at Panama City Beach, FL (Walton Sun)

Gulfport, MS

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