1. Gwen Pearson

    Hi! I really loved your great data article at Circle of Blue
    Infographics: Effect of Northern Ohio’s Cropland and Land Use on Maumee River and Lake Erie

    Would it be OK if I used some of those graphics *with attribution and a link* at I’d love to point more people to that data.


    Gwen Pearson

  2. Jennelle Ramirez

    Hi Aubrey,
    I think i might have left a comment in the wrong place on your website. I am an eighth grader and I am trying to do a science fair project on the current harmful algal bloom crisis. I saw some really helpful articles on The Circle of Blue website. However I am still looking to find statistics on how much phosphorus is actually in the Great Lakes. On the COB website it said that you were chief data analyst so i thought you would know or know of someone else who could help me. I would really love to use you as a source for information.
    Jennelle Ramirez

  3. Aubrey Ann Parker

    Hi Jennelle,

    I received your comment on my personal website, and I really appreciate you reaching out to us at Circle of Blue. Though I’m the chief data analyst and have done a bit of work on our algae stories, your best bet is actually to speak with Codi Yeager-Kozacek, cc-ed on this email, because she is our algae expert. She’s been writing stories about algae in the Great Lakes for more than a year now. That being said, I dont think that anyone has data on how much total phosphorous is in the lakes as a whole, at least to my knowledge. Partly that’s because it moves around with the winds and is always changing. Also, there will be parts of the lake that have higher concentrations than others, that’s why we see algal blooms in some places but not others. (The concentration thing and the wind thing are part of why the algae outbreak in Toledo this fall was so bad, actually, but Codi can explain more.)

    We have done some analysis on the amount of phosphorous (and the TYPE of phosphorous, which is important, too — certain phosphorous makes algae grow better than others) in Lake Erie’s biggest tributary, the Maumee River. Did you read this article on our site? It will help to explain some things before Codi can schedule a time to speak with you.

    So happy that your reached out to us and that you’re interested in this issue. Your generation will be the most affected by these algae problems, if we do not come up with solutions soon. Awareness and general knowledge is the first step toward finding solutions, so it’s great that you are educating yourself and your classmates!

    Good luck in your research, and we’d love to hear what you find!

    P.S. I tried emailing you this response, but it didn’t work, so I am posting it and hoping you see it. Can you email me and Codi at and so that we can respond? Thanks again!

  4. Theora

    Hello Aubrey, I read the article you wrote on the arsenic levels in the water in the Central Valley area in California. I am actually doing my research paper on water quality in that area and I wanted to know if you can be of any help? Please let me know and I hope you are able to receive this in a timely manner.

    Thank you!

  5. Dana Forbes

    Hello, I am trying to budget for certain items that I know can be a bit more. Our ceremony is at Harbor Lights Resort on the beach and the reception is at Elberta Life Saving Station. I am looking for some getting ready pictures, family pictures, first look, walking down the aisle, ceremony and a few after ceremony shots as well as the venue before guests arrive. Is there a beginning price range you are able to give me so I have an idea?
    Thank you for any assistance you can give


  6. Mary

    Hi Aubrey, I am looking for a wedding photographer for my wedding, which will be in September. I would love to talk to you to see if you might be available. Let me know the best way to get in touch with you. Thanks, Mary

  7. Cherie Graham

    I loved your beach pictures. I am looking for someone to do senior pictures in the area. Could you please email me your availability and a price list? Thank you!

  8. Crystal White

    I am looking for a photographer in your area. My son is a senior and wishes to have his pictures taken Sleeping bear dunes, pyramid point, Empire Beach areas. We live in the Davison, MI area, and vacationed yearly up there. Please let me know if you are still in the business, or suggest someone that could help me. Thank you so much,
    Crystal White

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