Tangled in knots
Here, the yellow blobs are tangled up with kelp and other material
Huge field of debris
A huge pile of yellow blobs
People have even resorted to using bulldozers to clean up the material.
Similar beach debris has washed ashore in recent years in England and Germany. Those balls were industrial paraffin.
Identifying the source
So far, no one has identified the ship or source of the pollution.
Field of debris
Here, another field of yellow blobs on a French beach.
The pollution washed along the coast near the English channel, which sees heavy traffic from industrial ships.
Blobs in the sun
Here, images of the blobs in the sun.
The yellow goo was still washing ashore over several days.
Some of the blobs resemble ear wax
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