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National Geographic's October issue is devoted to a special report on the Gulf oil spill. And tomorrow, NPR's Talk Of The Nation will be hosting a 2-hour live broadcast event to discuss the spill and the state of the world's oceans at the magazine's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The topic of conversation for the first hour will be "The Present and Future of the Gulf of Mexico;" NPR science correspondent Richard Harris and Professor Ian MacDonald, an oceanographer at Florida State University, will be joined by Joel Bourne, who wrote the magazine's October cover story.

In the second hour, marine biologist Sylvia Earne and marine ecologist Enric Sala will discuss another question: "Is It Too Late To Save Our Oceans?" Tune in to your local NPR station to hear the broadcast. See more photos here.

Water samples show dimishing life i i

hide captionThree jars tell a tale of diminishing life in the water about 90 miles north of the oil well that exploded in the Gulf. The May 4 sample (far left) shows a normal amount of plankton. The June 3 jar holds only 40 percent of the first. The June 28 jar is down to 10 percent. Plankton cannot survive as waters become hypoxic—depleted of oxygen.

David Liittschwager/National Goegraphic
Water samples show dimishing life

Three jars tell a tale of diminishing life in the water about 90 miles north of the oil well that exploded in the Gulf. The May 4 sample (far left) shows a normal amount of plankton. The June 3 jar holds only 40 percent of the first. The June 28 jar is down to 10 percent. Plankton cannot survive as waters become hypoxic—depleted of oxygen.

David Liittschwager/National Goegraphic

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