Tar balls come ashore in Pensacola Beach

  • The Gulf of Mexico surf washes over a washed-up clump of oil on Pensacola Beach, Fla. Friday. TONY GIBERSON/PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL/AP / AP

  • Hundreds of beachgoers enjoy the white-sand beach, Friday, June 4, 2010. To date the public is still allowed in the water, even with small balls of tar washing up all along Pensacola Beach. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniel Cavanaugh, manager of the Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties Small Business Development Center, was at Pensacola Beach with his family, picking up small blobs of tar along the waters edge, Friday, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Keane Baker, 6, and Colin Baker, 8, of Brandon, Mississippi, vacationing with their family on Pensacola Beach, play in the sand where hundreds of tar balls are washing up along the shore, on Friday, June 4, 2010. Earlier their mother had to remove tar from Keane's hands and from the bottom of his surfboard. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lori Fehr, right, reads the names of the 11 workers killed on Deepwater Horizon rig, at a prayer vigil, Friday evening, June 4, 2010. She and her husband, Bruce, second from right, and members of Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida, prayed for help on the beach near a giant cross, on Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, Friday evening, June 4, 2010, as a storm front was moving in quickly. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Two young men clean up tar balls like this one along Pensacola Beach on Friday, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Tar balls begin to wash up on Pensacola Beach, Florida beaches on Friday, June 4, 2010 as a result of the oil spill from the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Greg Duda, 60, of Pensacola, said he needed only to walk five feet to find the next cluster of greasy, sticky oil blobs. (Kevin Spear/Orlando Sentinel/MCT) GEORGE SKENE / MBR

  • Children play at Casino Beach, on Pensacola Beach, near tar balls that washed ashore early Friday morning, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Children play along Pensacola Beach with tar balls rolling up out of the surf on Friday, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Two young men clean up tar balls like this one along Pensacola Beach on Friday, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Two young men were cleaning up tar found along Pensacola Beach early Friday, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Tonya Gill, a native of Pensacola, holds a plastic bottle filled with tar globs she has picked up along Pensacola Beach, Friday, June 4, 2010. Gill says, 'I've lived her all my life, this brings ya to tears.' She and other locals are out trying to help the cleanup effort, although officials are asking the public to leave the tar balls alone. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniel Cavanaugh, manager of the Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties Small Business Development Center, was at Pensacola Beach with his family, picking up small blobs of tar along the waters edge, Friday, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lori Fehr, right, reads the names of the 11 workers killed on Deepwater Horizon rig, at a prayer vigil, Friday evening, June 4, 2010. She and her husband, Bruce, second from right, and members of Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida, prayed for help on the beach near a giant cross, on Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, Friday evening, June 4, 2010, as a storm front was moving in quickly. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Island Cross, located high atop a sand dune on Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach and built in 1959 to honor the discovery of Pensacola, was the site of a prayer vigil, Friday evening, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Last on the beach, the Mangum family -- Ann, Jason, and their children, Elizabeth, 5, and Cameron, 3, vacationing from Raleigh, North Carolina -- leave as a storm front moved in on Pensacola Beach late Friday, June 4, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF