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Tarballs off Bolsa Chica; Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach, CA | 2021-Dec-22

Initial Notification: On December 22, 2021, The USCG Sector LA/Long Beach contacted their NOAA SSC regarding a report of sheen and tarballs offshore of Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Initial USCG overflight info indicates two small areas of rainbow sheen roughly 150’ by 100’ and by 200’, while on-water (vessel-based) observations described some tarballs amongst the sheen. USCG has requested trajectory support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 33° 41.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 118° 3.73′ West