It turns out the tar balls showing up in the Keys aren’t from the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
…Wednesday morning, the Coast Guard said the chemical signature of the oil in these tar balls did not match the oil from the BP spill. The Coast Guard said the source of these tar balls is unknown; oil regularly spills into the Gulf of Mexico from leaking pipelines and natural “seeps” on the seafloor.
Oddly enough, that doesn’t make me feel any better. And that doesn’t mean the next ones won’t be from BP; the currents are still there.