(CNN) – Robotic subs are trying to make a clean cut through the gushing oil pipe at the bottom of the Gulf. Then BP will attempt to cap it and contain the oil that's gushing out. But the fix can't come fast enough though for the barrier islands along the Gulf shores.
The oil is now arriving at a small strip of land called Dauphin Island in Alabama, sitting at the mouth of Mobile Bay. Because of that, the Alabama Department of Public Health is discouraging people from swimming in the waters. Cleanup crews are now shoveling oil from the sand and scientists are currently testing the waters by the beaches. Our John Zarrella witnessed the strange sight on those beaches yesterday.