Residual oil in tide pools at Ellwood
By an edhat reader,
Here is a photo taken (6/03/19) of a tide pool located approximately two miles east of the site of the recent Haskell’s Beach oil spill. You can see the streaks of oil coating the surface of this tide pool. Please be aware if you’re thinking of walking the beach anywhere near the site, you will need to wear your “tar” shoes. Do not take your dog. There are the (typical of the area) “lacy” waves of thin and tiny bits of tar at the tide line and up the beach. However, what is not so typical are the larger globs of tar everywhere. Everywhere. It was sad to see the oily tide pools and incoming tide streaked with oil. Fortunately, my friends and I encountered no dead or dying oiled seabirds.