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Surface oil seems to have mysteriously disappeared

GRAND ISLE, LA (WAFB) - On the 100th day of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, there is word of a stunning disappearance of surface crude from the BP blowout.

"That oil slick is really starting to dissipate pretty rapidly," said John Amos, president of the environmental group "Skytruth."

A detailed article from Wednesday morning's New York Times quotes several authorities nearly in disbelief at the seeming disappearance of surface oil.

Skimmer crews that went out to face an expected deluge of new oil approaching Grand Isle after the weekend found it was all breaking up.

However, shrimpers and others still worry about what may be hidden beneath the surface.

Obviously, those who shrimp for a living are most concerned about what's on the floor of the Gulf and there's the question of long-term damage to the marshes.

Still, virtually all scientists who have discussed the situation seem puzzled how the worst oil spill in the history of the Gulf of Mexico could seem to simply disappear in a matter of days.

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