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The next hot spot for drilling could be the N.C. coast
Eddies in the gulf have slowed the oil's eastward progress. When the eddies dissipate, the oil could then be caught in the Gulf Loop current, which flows through the Florida Straits and up the East Coast. Ancient deep-sea coral reefs and other marine life—from plankton to fish to dolphins—in its path could be critically harmed.
Source: National Center for Oceanic Research, released June 3
Tags: North Carolina, Stories
Uploaded: Jun 30, 2010
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