In Port St. Joe, Florida, some of the smallest victims of the oil spill got a helping hand. The eggs of threatened sea turtles relocated to safer ground.
But for others who make their lives along the water, help may not come soon enough.
New Orleans sea food store owner Merlin Schaefer says if we keep getting these storms and they don't find a way to stop the tar balls from coming in, it's gonna be be rough outlook for us. real rough.
81 days into this, seafood sellers feel like they are dying a long slow death. But after the government gave bp 24 hours to provide details, we are learning more about their plans to stop it.
As early as saturday, BP will remove the current containment cap and replace it with a new one that could capture all of the oil.
But that may take 3 to 4 days and in part of that time, crude will again flow unchecked into the Gulf.
A risk that officials insist is worth it.
Retired Admiral Thad Allen, the National Incident Commander, said "we actually improve our chances of the bottom kill by put that cap on and get a pressure reading at the top."
That bottom kill, also known as the relief wells, are so far running ahead of schedule. And while the rush to stop the well continues beneath the surface in the skies today, a new tool took flight.
This massive navy blimp set to help monitor the disaster that, for now, continues to grow.
-Kristen Dahlgren, NBC