Since a rig explosion April 20th, tens of millions of gallons of crude have leaked into the water.. and oil has washed up on 600 miles of coastline.
Crews patrolled Mississippi's Long Beach for the tar balls spoiling summer on the Gulf coast.
One hundred days into this disaster as many as 184 million gallons of oil has leaked into the gulf.
Some of BP's crude is turning up here.
Beaches from Louisiana to Florida are watching their health warnings skyrocket.
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows nearly one in 5 is posting closings and advisories.
While many stretches of sand have been spared.. this one in Biloxi was one of the first to see oil.
It's been under a health advisory every day this month.
That didn't keep the vacationing Buckner family out of the water.
Clean-up crews are seeing less oil since BP capped the gushing well 13 days ago - but they know they're not in the clear yet.
Even with a permanent plug now just a couple weeks away - locals expect to feel the impact of this disaster for years to come.
Engineers are on target to begin the so called static kill on monday. that's when they'll start plugging the well from above.