There was tar everywhere at #jalamabeach yesterday so I did a little research. Industry and government studies claim that tar naturally seeps into the ocean and onto the beaches. However if you look at where off shore oil drilling and oil spills happen you regularly find reports of tar beaches and acceptance of it as "natural" but I'm not finding reports in areas without drilling or spills. Seems everyone has an opinion but no real answers. Either way I had a foot full of tar yesterday after stepping on one of these covered by a light sand layer and Kirby still does.