Little Lagoon NW

Little Lagoon

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

Site 3 sampling happens at the end of one of the longest piers in Little Lagoon. This site consistently has some of the best water quality in Little Lagoon, highest secchi readings, highest salinities, lowest bacteria and nutrient levels, and some of the best fishing in Little Lagoon. It also has some of the highest Spring and Fall Diatom bloom counts in Little Lagoon and has been the subject of extensive research concerning the toxic Diatom Psuedo-nitzschia. Hydrodynamics in the Lagoon are such that incoming tides typically turn to the west after coming into LL via Lagoon pass and this site receives some of the best tidal flushing in LL.

Location created by
Dennis Hatfield
  • Lat: 30.24613
  • Lng: -87.76794
  • Waterbody Type: Unknown
  • Timezone: America/Chicago

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15L, No bacteria sample due to supply problems, tiny cyanos-p, partly cloudy, 5-10 SW, bar. 761.4, incoming tide

2020-09-01 09:58 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L , secchi on bottom, site 3 not available - sampled nearby @ Graham's house, tiny cyanos-p, unk dino 35,000 karlo?, unk 70,000 rapid?, partly cloudy, 5-10 SE, bar. 762.2, outgoing tide

2020-08-13 10:40 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, tiny cyanos-p, tintinio 70,000, oyster larvae 70,000, unk 35,000, mostly cloudy, 10-15 E, bar. 762.6, incoming tide

2020-07-25 09:56 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, tiny cyanos-p, nauplii 35,000, unk. dino karlo? 35,000, partly cloudy, 5-10 W, bar. 760.8, incoming tide

2020-07-09 10:30 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, tiny cyanos-p, unk 35,000, unk dino 70,000, unk diatom 35,000, partly cloudy,5-10 SW, bar. 763.6, incoming tide

2020-06-25 10:05 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15 L, tiny cyanos-1, unk raphid 35,000, sunny, 5-10 N, bar. 767.21, incoming tide

2020-06-11 10:35 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, naupl 35,000, cryptos & chloros - p, partly cloudy, 10-15 SW, bar. 761.4, incoming tide

2020-05-28 10:15 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi not on bottom, unk diatom 35,000, unk dino 35,000, radiolarian 35,000, tiny cynos-p, partly cloudy, 15-20 S, bar 761.8, incoming tide

2020-05-08 10:50 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi on bottom, tiny cyanos-p, unk 140,000 egg? dino, unk pino, partly cloudy, 5-10 S, bar 763.2, incoming neap tide

2020-03-12 09:50 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi on bottom, raphid 35,000, unk 35,000 (diatom), sunny, 5 to 10 N, bar 770.3, incoming tide

2020-02-27 10:22 CST by Lloyd Moore