(NBC) - From the air, you can tell the scope of the disaster, mile after mile of oiled water. But it is on the surface, where you can really see the toll. Animals struggling to move, breathe, survive, and in some places too many to save.
Anger continues to boil over. From the widows of the rig workers who died in the explosion, such as Courtney Kemp asking, "Why, why is money more important than saving lives? Why?"
To Florida's Attorney General Bill McCollum who fears his state is being left unprotected.
"Why are there no skimmers out here? None in Florida waters," asked McCollum.
President Barack Obama defended his response in an interview that will air on the Today Show Tuesday.
"I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar," he said. "We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."
BP's new face in charge, Managing Director Bob Dudley, got a firsthand look at the oil.
"There's nothing like seeing something and feeling it, smelling it and talking about it. 'On your hands?' On my hands. So yes, it's emotional," said Dudley.