South Bay Beaches Closed Due to Oil Blobs

Word still out whether the masses are natural or a result of last week’s oil spill in Santa Barbara

Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo beaches remain closed today after oil blobs, ranging in size from golf balls to footballs, began washing ashore yesterday morning. Small amounts of tar wash up on these beaches naturally, but unusually large clumps began appearing Wednesday along the South Bay shores, forcing their closure to the public. Samples of the oil are being tested to determine whether it is a natural or man-made incident and it is too early to determine if the globs are a result of last week’s oil spill in Santa Barbara. Authorities are advising people to stay away from these areas and, for now, they do not need volunteers to clean up the two-mile stretch of shoreline. Here is an update from Heal The Bay.