Shorelines - hmm ... is your goal strengthening and building your ab muscles? Or is it getting rid of the 'glob of fat' that's on your stomach? Ab exercises will strengthen your ab muscles but can't do anything about the fat layer that's on top
of the muscle. Unfortunately, we can't crunch away fat! And that goes for every other area of our bodies - much as we'd like to, we can't spot reduce. So - for example - inner and outer thigh exercises are great for building big/strong thigh muscles, but aren't going to do much to get rid of the fat on top of the muscle.
The only way to get rid of the fat that's on top of your abs (or any other part of your body) is through good old diet and exercise that creates a calorie deficit. That way your body is forced to burn the fat that's on your stomach as fuel.
So even though ab exercises are an important part of an overall exercise program, by themselves they can't get rid of belly fat. Ab exercises will get you ... the world's strongest abs. A balanced diet and exercise program will get rid of the fat.