Petroleum Glob Cleanup on South Bay Beaches

Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo beaches were closed after small globs of what officials called a petroleum product began washing ashore.

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KNBC-TV
Cleanup crews remove balls of tar from a Southern California beach Wednesday May 27, 2015.
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Toni Guinyard, KNBC-TV
Cleanup crews were at South Bay beaches Thursday May 28, 2015 after globs of a tar-like substance washed ashore.
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Toni Guinyard, KNBC-TV
Cleanup crews were at South Bay beaches Thursday May 28, 2015 after globs of a tar-like substance washed ashore.
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Cleanup crews were at South Bay beaches Thursday May 28, 2015 after globs of a tar-like substance washed ashore.
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Toni Guinyard, KNBC-TV
Cleanup crews were at South Bay beaches Thursday May 28, 2015 after globs of a tar-like substance washed ashore.
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Toni Guinyard, KNBC-TV
Cleanup crews were at South Bay beaches Thursday May 28, 2015 after globs of a tar-like substance washed ashore.
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Cleanup crews were at South Bay beaches Thursday May 28, 2015 after globs of a tar-like substance washed ashore.
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Lori Bentley/KNBC
A two-mile stretch of beach was closed in Manhattan Beach May 27, 2015 after balls of what were thought to be oil began washing ashore.
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Adrian Arambulo, KNBC-TV
Beach cleanup continued Friday May 29, 2015 after tar-like blobs washed ashore at several Southern California beaches.
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KNBC-TV
A worker cleans up tar patties Friday May 29, 2015 on a Southern California beach.
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In this viewer photo submitted Thursday, May 28, 2015, a sea gull at Manhattan Beach takes what appears to be a ball of petroleum into its beak.
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In this viewer photo submitted Thursday, May 28, 2015, a sea gull at Manhattan Beach pecks at what appears to be a ball of petroleum.
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