My friend and I did a beach clean-up one afternoon with her school. A student organized the whole event, which I think is fantastic. While we were picking up plastic tops, a needle, a liquer bottle (really this was the cleanest beach of trash that I have seen) I noticed there was a lot of black stuff blended in the sand. I was told it was tar, and at the shoreline there were large clumps of smelly tar. I find this more concerning than trash. But the tar comes from the ocean, gets blended in the sand and sticks to your feet. I would love to see a cleanup of the tar. It is such a beautiful beach otherwise.
|This beach is tar-free. Miles of lovely soft sand.|
|That black stuff? Tar blended in the sand. It get in your feet, everywhere really.|
|Long stretches of tar in the sand|
|clumps of tar were as big as my foot|
|Santa Monica beach at night. Just beautiful.|