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Where has all the oil gone?

On Monday ABC News reported that scientists believe there is less oil in the gulf, and some believe the oil is disappearing. According to the report

“the oil slick was the size of Kansas, but it has been rapidly shrinking, now down to the size of New Hampshire.”

ABC News surveyed a marsh area and found no oil, and even on a flight out to the rig site Sunday with the Coast Guard, there was no oil to be seen.  How can this possibly be?

Oil skimmers seem to picking up less oil each day but that does not mean that all the oil could magically disappear and is gone.

Now today incoming CEO of BP said its time Robert Dudley announced it is time that BP

“starts to scale back the massive clean up efforts on the gulf.”

Suggestions are even starting to arise that the environmental effects of the spill have been overblown. However after saying he was going to scaleback cleanup efforts, Dudley rejected people who think the spill has been overblown claiming

“Anyone who thinks this wasn’t a catastrophe must be far away from it.”

Surely this is not the light at the end of the tunnel, now the investigation is on to where all the oil has gone? Is it too soon to scale back clean up efforts?