UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
As scientists begin to predict higher amounts of crude in the water, diver's take to the seas to catch an underwater glimpse.
Thick layers of oil extend for miles off the coast of Louisiana, and the divers say they can see and feel how tough it's going to be to get rid of the crude.
Because of darkness, pictures had to be filmed just a few yards below the surface, where oil can be seen in every direction.(video above)
The divers found almost no fish for the first 30 feet below the surface, but a bit further down, sea life was abundant.