NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Coast Guard is warning people in the Rockaways to stay away from tar balls and oil sheens.

Over the weekend, the Coast Guard found a 400-yard by two feet band of tar balls in Jacob Riis Park.

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Crews are visiting the area Monday to investigate and clean up.

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Investigators are looking into whether the sightings may be related to an oil leak from a vessel a few days ago.

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