Extra Tar at Hendry's?

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Just walked Hendry's Beach yesterday (dogs off-leash side) and picked up an unusual amount of tar on our shoes and the dog's feet and coat. Wondering if this is a result of the recent earthquakes or some other phenomenon.

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Luvaduck Jul 11, 2019 10:07 AM
Extra Tar at Hendry's?

What an interesting question! If you had a jar of water and oil that had settled to the bottom because of the sand, shaking it might loosen it up, but on the other hand, if individual grains of sand were coated, wouldn't most settle down again when you stopped shaking the jar?

tagdes Jul 12, 2019 09:08 PM
Extra Tar at Hendry's?

Uhm, oil floats, that's why they put containment floats around spills. How could sand drag it to the bottom.

LocalMatt Jul 10, 2019 09:56 PM
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The phenomenon is that this great world is above us all. At any point in time the earth can spit tar or oil out its crust. There is no such thing as normal in life as we know it. Earth can do whatever it wants.

GeneralTree Jul 10, 2019 02:41 PM
Extra Tar at Hendry's?

This topic comes up every few weeks. It's natural seepage. The Chumash used to use it to line their canoes carved out of trees.

Eggs Ackley Jul 11, 2019 07:13 AM
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Someone(GENERALTREE) needs a visit the museum of natural history.

GeneralTree Jul 10, 2019 08:58 PM
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Contractors slurping down a 40 ouncer after work in their truck don't count as experts.

PitMix Jul 10, 2019 03:41 PM
Extra Tar at Hendry's?

Long timers here swear that it is worse now than it has ever been. Are all of them wrong?

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 01:14 PM
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Wash the dog with Dawn dish soap to remove the Tar?

PitMix Jul 11, 2019 12:52 PM
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Dawn has a very strong degreaser which is why it removes crude oil better than other detergents. But it is an additional chemical in the environment and you would never use something like that on your skin unless you were trying to remove crude oil which would kill you if you don't get it off. Hopefully there are no long term effects on the animals.

oops Jul 11, 2019 07:04 AM
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Perhaps NPR, likely your trusted source, will convince you. Now shut up. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127999735

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 11:50 PM
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OOPS. Yes. Procter and Gamble sure knows how to promote its dish soap. As if no other dish soap would remove oil from seabirds. Now that's ridiculous.

oops Jul 10, 2019 02:16 PM
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OMG- all wildlife rescue agencies use Dawn to wash oil off and save sea animals. Pls stop with the call for a boycott, you are being ridiculous.

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 01:46 PM
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"Dawn" is a Procter & Gamble product. P&G still conducts cruel and unnecessary animal testing. Do not buy Dawn or any P&G products until such time as that company stops torturing animals.

Flicka Jul 10, 2019 12:07 PM
Extra Tar at Hendry's?

It is Hendry's beach, nick named for the family farming in the area many years ago.

CoastWatch Jul 10, 2019 11:32 AM
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As picturesque as SB is, it has THE worst beaches in Southern California due to the creek outfalls and constant natural tar seepage... Pismo/Avila are nice and clean, but Zuma, Redondo and Torrance are my fav SoCal beaches

GeneralTree Jul 10, 2019 09:02 PM
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Depends on what you like about a beach. I prefer rocks, kelp, tar. Redondo and Torrance are ok if you don't want to scratch your nail polish and prefer DDT, mercury, sewage and gang bangers.

tagdes Jul 10, 2019 11:14 AM
Extra Tar at Hendry's?

Not likely as the movement was along the fault line and not radiating concentrically. Thus minimal shaking here as opposed to the '71 Sylmar at 6.5 which did cause an increase and the '95 Northridge which caused an onshore seep around Ojai. With the fissure seen near the epicenter it appears there was not enough deep energy to cause a problem here.

tagdes Jul 10, 2019 02:53 PM
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1:08 What don't you understand....onshore is where land is not covered with the ocean. Offshore would come from under the water. Yes they actually drill for oil inland as around Cat Canyon locally and others. Quakes don't start at the surface and even a small fissure can cause a seep as is what happened by Ojai.

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 01:08 PM
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"... '95 Northridge which caused an onshore seep around Ojai." ???

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 10:49 AM
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Umm...there was an oil spill recently maybe that is where it has all settled?

hairtrigger Jul 10, 2019 11:03 AM
Extra Tar at Hendry's?

No. The spill was 120gallons max about 10mi up the coast from there. 10,000 gallons seep naturally into the ocean off Goleta every day. Nothing to see here.

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 11:10 AM
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There was an upwelling in the channel right after the quake combined with a steady favorable onshore flow. Shaking, wind, and upwelling all bring tar and oil to the surface and shoreline locally .

PitMix Jul 10, 2019 10:40 AM
Extra Tar at Hendry's?

Some people say that the extra tar is due to increased seepage because they are not able to pump the wells due to the All-American pipeline failure. But there is also the fact that they have historically been injecting wastewater into the wells to pressurize them to increase extraction rates when they were pumping. So the extra tar may be a result of this. Don't know if it is possible to get the data you need to answer this question conclusively.

Luvaduck Jul 11, 2019 10:11 AM
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Earthquakes up from 5 to 20+ since fracking started in OK and recorded in PA and OH where there had been none. That's facts; make of them what you will.

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 10:39 AM
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Henry's usually has some tart especially after a strong current has pushed through the channel.

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 10:18 AM
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Who wears shoes on the beach is my question...

Luvaduck Jul 11, 2019 10:14 AM
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Depends on the beach. Here your choice is that or clean off your feet before you put your shoes and socks back on to drive home. (Not everyone has a beach house or is able to ride a bicycle, or doesn't have little kids, so don't start.)

Eggs Ackley Jul 11, 2019 07:40 AM
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Ahahahaaha, guffaw,!chortle! Thanks June 10 1:50 pm for the laugh. Great start to my Thursday. A Benefit of bare feet, relieves stress, isn't that why you're at the beach in the first place? Free foot massage/reflexology/somatic therapy. Step onto the sand, focus on the feeling of your foot sinking into the granules. Wiggle your toes & feet into the warm sand. Notice gravity pulling your being into the earth, its very grounding. Doesn't it feel nice? I like to find a nice smooth rock about basketball size, warmed by the sun, with a bit of smooth ridge; press your feet against it and feel the warmth and the smoothness, move your foot around and press the heel, the ball, the toes, where are the sore spots? Let the stone massage those spots, noticing if you feel it in corresponding body parts.

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 02:24 PM
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I have slip -on deck shoes specifically for the occasion . Slip on, slip off. No fuss no...tar. lol

a-1563515602 Jul 10, 2019 01:50 PM
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Walkers. And it's smart to do so. Do your own online search re: why you shouldn't go barefoot on the beach.

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