"The magnitude of this spill is daunting"

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With an oil slick and tar balls just 50 miles offshore, Florida's top environmental official and attorney general say the state is bracing for pollution and damage to hit the state's beaches and its oyster, bait and sport fisheries. "A shark can outrun this plume. An oyster is not going to," said Attorney General Bill McCollum. "It is going to have an impact. There's no question on it - some impact on the fisheries. We just hope it's less. It all depends. Nobody knows."

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