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Tar balls roll onto Pensacola Beach

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tar balls continue to roll onto Pensacola Beach, leaving a distinct line in the sand that could be seen from the high-rise condos above as the sun rose Monday.

Beach walkers had to stay between the line of tar dime and quarter-size tar balls and the retreating surf or risk getting the gummy, rust-staining, gunk adhering to their feet. The mess only washes off if scrubbed with soap.

Jody Haas, a tourist from Aurora, Ill., was among the few walking the beach early Monday after a crowded weekend. Haas has visited this beach before and says it is not the same now with tar staining the once pristine white sand.

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