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Some California Tarballs Linked To Santa Barbara Oil Spill

A few of over one hundred tarballs collected on some southern California beaches were tested found to have come from the Santa Barbara oil spill that occurred on May 19 just north of Refugio Beach. Some samples were also connected to naturally occurring ocean floor seepage.

Tar ball (Xavier Leoty / AFP / Getty)

Mass Lifeguard Rescue in Newport Beach

Strong rip currents proved too powerful for 10 T-shirt wearing beachgoers in Newport Beach waters this Memorial Day as they slipped out to sea–rescued only by a team of watchful lifeguards.

Newport Beach (ltenney1225 / Flickr / CC)