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Oil spill update from the field: Thick oil still oozes beneath a forgotten stretch of Grand Isle Beach

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Grand Isle, Louisiana, August 20 Beneath the beach on the west end of Grand Isle State Park is thick black oil. The strange goopy objects stuck in the muck are hermit crabs, oiled beyond recognition. They are food for the terns and gulls which flock nearby. Heavy oil is gone from much of the Gulf but on this stretch of Louisiana beach it remains.

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