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  New oil slick spotted above sunken tanker
Updated 24 November 2002, 20.50
Workers take bucket after bucket if sludgy oil off the beach
A new oil slick has been spotted at the site of the sunken tanker Prestige off the coast of Spain.

Ecological experts are worried the new spill could just make things a lot worse for the coastline and its wildlife.

Goose Barnacles, an expensive seafood delicacy, covered with oil sludge
Goose Barnacles, a seafood delicacy, covered in oil
The Prestige broke in half a few days ago and thousands of tonnes of oil have already leaked out.

It had been hoped that the rest had settled on the sea bed - it's so cold down there that there was a chance it would turn solid.

The thick, sludgy oil which has already reached the shore has covered birds, closed beaches and put fishermen out of work.

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