They said it

A small shell is embedded in a tar ball on the beach last week in Gulf Shores, Ala.

“I was out there yesterday and stepped all in it.”

Gulf Shores, Ala., tourist John Henson, on walking in the surf and finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill. The tar is still being found on some Gulf Coast beaches.

ut the company and the government say it isn’t common enough to keep sending out the crews that patrolled the sand for three years in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.