Published: Jun 06, 2010 8:35 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 06, 2010 5:37 PM EDT

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say tar balls are washing ashore farther east along Florida's Panhandle.
      
Okaloosa County Public Safety Director Dino Villani says lifeguards on Saturday's first patrol found a "very minor" set of fingernail-sized tar balls on the western edge of Okaloosa Island. Villani says there less than half a dozen of the tar balls.
      
County spokeswoman Kathy Newby called the tar balls "specks" because they were so small. She said none were found Sunday.
      
Farther west on Pensacola Beach, authorities say tar balls washed ashore Sunday for the third straight day. Escambia County officials say oil sheen was reported about a mile from the beach's fishing pier.
      
In Perdido Key, on the Alabama-Florida state line, tar balls washed ashore for the second day in a row.