PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Tar balls and rust-colored crude from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were spotted in several locations along Florida's Panhandle, as the devastation appeared to move eastward.
A few dozen tar balls washed ashore on the sugar-sand beaches of
Panama City Beach, the farthest east oil has been reported in Florida.
And about 20 miles off Pensacola Beach, a ribbon of reddish oil mixed with seaweed and sea grass.
A black tip shark was spotted swimming through the toxic muck.
Meanwhile, Escambia County announced it has placed cleaning stations on the beaches where people can wash off oil.
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