About six miles southwest off the coast of Manhattan Beach, a separate patch of tar was also located, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael Anderson said to the media. Samples of the material were collected in a try to identify the substance and its source. At this time, the provenience it’s yet unknown but it’s supposed to be related to last week’s oil spill in Santa Barbara County, when a burst pipeline dumped over 100,000 gallons of oil. The substance found in Manhattan Beach appeared to be a combination of “large clumps of oil and tar … (and) the sand along the tideline is peppered with thousands of thick globs ranging in size from a baseball to a football.” There were no reports of the tar affecting marine life. A company known as Ocean Blue Environmental was hired to clean up the substance.
Home Science Earth and the Environment Manhattan Beach was polluted with large clumps of oil and tar