Tar balls washing up on some Southern California beaches

AP News
Posted: Apr 13, 2016 5:15 PM

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Some Southern California beaches are getting gooed.

The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1RUv7sH ) says balls of tar have been washing up at Newport and Huntington beaches in the past few days.

The balls in Huntington Beach are about 2 inches in diameter.

Newport Beach lifeguard Battalion Chief Brent Jacobsen says the tar ranges from the size of a quarter to the size of a hand.

He says it's from natural offshore seepage — not an oil spill.

To get rid of tar on feet, Jacobsen says try a little mineral oil or baby oil.


Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com