NC Fishermen Worried About Oil Slick

Fishermen in eastern Carolina fear the Gulf oil spill could potentially result in a repeat of what happened in 1987.

Twenty-three years ago, Red Tide, an algae bloom from the Gulf, made its way up the east coast, affecting commercial fishermen here.

Fishermen are worried powerful "loop currents" linking to the Gulf stream and carrying warm water up along the Atlantic seaboard, could lead to oil spreading just about anywhere.

Local fishermen say while they're concerned about the possibility of oil reaching our coast, they also think it's probably a long shot.


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