Crews work overnight to clean up tar balls in Perdido Beach

  • Stuart Simons, 47, an unemployed engineer from Pensacola, uses shovels and brooms to gather the tar balls washing ashore in Perdido Beach. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Stuart Simons, 47, an unemployed engineer from Pensacola, uses shovels and brooms to gather the tar balls washing ashore in Perdido Beach. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms, to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • "Vessels of Opportunity" Boats off the Pensacola Beach work on combating the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday evening June 20, 2010. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms, to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms, to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms, to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms, to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers clean up tar balls on Perdido Beach during the cooler hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Workers, many of whom were unemployed, use shovels and brooms, to gather the material washed ashore. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • "Vessels of Opportunity" Boats off the Pensacola Beach work on combating the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday evening June 20, 2010. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF