Published: Jul 08, 2010 10:33 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 07, 2010 7:47 PM EDT

"What are the long term effects? How much of it is out there?" asks Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida).

Those are questions no one can answer right now. But the Senator says someone should have been studying the clouds of oil below the gulf surface. No one has.

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration keeps tabs on our gulfs and oceans. But in the wake of the disaster Nelson says he's not seeing any action.

He's sponsoring a new bill that will force NOAA to investigate the impact oil will have on the ecosystem far down the road. Local fisherman say it's about time. Others say they wish it happened earlier.