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In this still image taken from video, Erin Heydenreich, left, of the Center for Whale Research, and Brad Hanson, a NOAA wildlife biologist, right, view killer whales from the air aboard the Zeppelin airship "Eureka," near San Juan Island, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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In this still image taken from video, Brad Hanson, a NOAA wildlife biologist, views killer whales from the air aboard the Zeppelin airship "Eureka," near San Juan Island, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image taken on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at 4:45 a.m. EDT shows a swirl of clouds in the Atlantic Ocean associated with Hurricane Igor as it moves toward Bermuda as a Category 1 storm. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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This Monday Sept. 13, 2010, satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Igor, left, east of the Northern Leeward Islands and Tropical Storm Julia, right, south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Igor threatened to become a Category 5 storm Monday as it churned far out over the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image taken on Monday, Sept. 06, 2010, at 10:45 a.m. EDT shows clouds associated with Tropical Storm Hermine spinning in the western Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Earl taken at 3:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. National Weather Service meterologist Jeremy Schulz said early Friday morning that rain bands stretched about 140 miles inland in North Carolina and up to the southern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. Sustained winds of about 30 mph were whipping the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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A NOAA satellite image taken on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at 3 a.m. EDT shows clouds associated with Hurricane Danielle on the right side of the image as the storm moves northeastward away from any major land masses. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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This image provided by NOAA shows a close look one of the many interesting images collected by the Little Hercules ROV during the INDEX 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region off Indonesia in July. Scientists using cutting-edge technology to explore waters off Indonesia were wowed by colorful and diverse images of marine life on the ocean floor _ including plate-sized sea spiders and flower-like sponges that appear to be carnivorous. They predicted Thursday Aug. 26, 2010 that as many as 40 new plant and animal species may have been discovered during the three-week expedition that ended Aug. 14. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)

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This image provided by NOAA shows a close look one of the many interesting images collected by the Little Hercules ROV during the INDEX 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region off Indonesia in July. Scientists using cutting-edge technology to explore waters off Indonesia were wowed by colorful and diverse images of marine life on the ocean floor _ including plate-sized sea spiders and flower-like sponges that appear to be carnivorous. They predicted Thursday Aug. 26, 2010 that as many as 40 new plant and animal species may have been discovered during the three-week expedition that ended Aug. 14. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)

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A false color satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Danielle at right at 6:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday Aug. 24, 2010. Hurricane Danille, about 1110 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, has strengthened to a category 2 storm. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen (right), the national incident commander for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, helps load a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration boat with rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley sea turtles to be released off the coast of Cedar Key, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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This NOAA satellite image taken on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows clouds associated with Tropical Depression 5 spreading across the eastern Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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This image provided by NOAA taken late Thursday July 22, 2010 shows Tropical Storm Bonnie as she steamed through the central Bahamas on Thursday night while tracking a course that could take it over the site of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. At 2 a.m. EDT Friday B onnie is moving to the Northwest at 16 mph with maximum of winds nearing 40 mph according to the National Hurricane Center. On Friday, the center of Bonnie was expected to pass near or over the Florida Keys and part of the southern Florida peninsula. (AP photo/NOAA)

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This image provided by NOAA taken late Thursday, July 22, 2010, shows Tropical Storm Bonnie as she steamed through the central Bahamas while tracking a course that could take it over the site of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. On Friday, the center of Bonnie was expected to pass near or over the Florida Keys and part of the southern Florida peninsula. (AP photo/NOAA)

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** FILE ** This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Alex as it comes ashore on a relatively unpopulated stretch of coast in Mexico's northern Tamaulipas state about 110 miles south of Brownsville Texas on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Alex as it comes ashore Wednesday on a relatively unpopulated stretch of coast in Mexico's northern Tamaulipas state, about 110 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. Alex is moving west near 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Steady weakening is expected as the hurricane moves over land according to forecasters. (Associated Press/NOAA)

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This image provided by NOAA was acquired Tuesday June 29, 2010, at 5:32 p.m. EDT shows Hurricane Alex churning through the western Gulf, taking aim at the Mexico-Texas border and far away from the massive oil spill. (AP Photo/NOAA)