Cleaning It Up - Surf and Sand, WKRG, January 4, 2011:
Clean up of Alabama beaches is back in full force after a ten day layoff for the holidays. But, is it all for nothing as oil buried in the surf zone continues to impact local beaches. ...
[A]s more tar balls continue to wash up the concern shifts to the oil that is still in the water.
The tar balls that are washing up now and will continue to wash up are from oil that is still offshore and what's out there will eventually end up on the beach.