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Oil spill begins its economic hit on Florida

The massive BP oil spill is taking its toll on Florida marinas, which are the backbone of the state's fishing, diving and charter boat industries.

Slip booking and transient traffic has been dropping since the first news of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill, which is yet to be completely contained, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The situation became worse last week when oil crept into Perdido Pass, the mouth of the Perdido River that separates Alabama from Florida.

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