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Blobs of oil washing up on Florida shores

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Gooey blobs of oil tar are washing ashore in growing numbers on the white-sand beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore as a slick from the BP spill approaches the Florida Panhandle. County emergency officials reported that spotters who had been seeing a few tar balls in recent days found a substantially larger number early Friday along the national park shore and nearby beaches. Bay News9 reporter Troy Kinsey said the bottom of his shoes became covered with oil after a walk…

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