On Thursday [April 25], environmental scientists in the area and around the world will begin to gain a much better understanding of how Great Pond works.

Denise Bruesewitz, an associate professor at Colby College and Theresa Petzoldt (student), stand next to Goldie, a research buoy at the Maine Lakes resource center in Belgrade. Photo/Colby College/Michael G. Seamans.

The improvement will come with the deployment of a high-tech, $20,000 buoy, the first of its kind in Maine, in the pond, armed with sensors that will begin sending a continuous data stream describing real-time lake conditions to a global network of scientists.

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