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Tar Seeps, Carpinteria Beach

Geology of the California Coast

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The oilfields just offshore feed asphalt springs (or tar volcanoes?) at Carpinteria Beach State Park, the most spectacular features of their kind in America. This is also an EarthCache.
World-class asphalt piles
Photo (c) 2010 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com (fair use policy)
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