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Goa tourism downplays tar ball effect

Trying to troubleshoot any possible damage to the industry vis-à-vis blackening of beaches due to tar balls, the state tourism industry has downplayed the incident terming it as an annual phenomenon.

Media tar balls reports rile Florida Keys tourism officials

Key West -- A spokesman for the Florida Keys tourism interests Wednesday blasted the news media for what he characterized as exaggerated and sometimes misleading reporting after the Coast Guard report

“Tar balls” could be the first sign that massive BP oil...

MIAMI — Park rangers discovered 20 "tar balls" on a Key West shore, prompting alarm Tuesday that the first sign of the massive BP oil spill had washed up on a Florida shore.