Quoted here is Sophia Fox, aquatic ecologist with the Cape Cod National Seashore. Fox did her PhD research at the MBL while enrolled in the Boston University Marine Program, and was a postdoctoral fellow in MBL Distinguished Scientist Ivan Valiela's lab.

The health of local ponds or lakes is something Cape Cod residents and visitors take more personally than they do marine water bodies, Andrew Gottlieb, executive director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, said.

"People have a much more emotional, direct relationship … They talk about going to my pond," observed Gottlieb speaking at an online forum on existing water quality in freshwater ponds and lakes Tuesday afternoon. The forum was part of this year's OneCape Summit, hosted by the Cape Cod Commission on Monday and Tuesday. Read more of the article here ...

Source: Improving water quality in ponds starting to gain momentum says panel at regional summit | The Cape Cod Times