A lump of solidified crude oil found in or on the sea, or washed up on shore.
- There really hasn't been anything in terms of any sheen on the coastline here; they haven't had a single tar ball.
- We have crews actively looking and walking the shoreline each day, looking for the tar ball or the sheen and oil.
- Of course, locals are nervous regardless of whether the tar balls washed up.
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