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Tar Balls on Coco Beach and Cape Canaveral

by admin on July 8th, 2010

A lot of testing will have to be done to determine if tar balls found in Coco beach are from the Deepwater Horizon spill, and while the number found yesterday was small, one thing we’ve learned is it starts with just a few, like it did here in Pass Christian, and today cleanup crews are reporting tar mats the size of school buses. Testing should be done by this weekend and several other reports of tar on the Atlantic coast were proven not to have come from the BP spill. On the other hand NOAA has been predicting for some time that the Loop current had a more than 50% chance of depositing oil along the East coast of Florida over the next few months, so we should not be surprised if it does happen. See the NOAA maps here.

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  1. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  2. Hi, I just read your blog and thought I’d make a recommendation about how to help out; I got referred to a website that allows you to send supplies to the volunteers in the Gulf. I have friends that live down in LA and are volunteering on the beaches. They have expressed to me that there aren’t enough industrial trash bags in the area to remove the tar effectively and that generic trash bags have been ripping because of the weight. Anyway the site is I bought a couple boxes from them and had them sent down to the organization that they are working with. If you’re interested in helping I recommend checking it out.

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