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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Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2020-01-16

15L, secchi on bottom, tintin id 70,000, tiny cynos, unk 35,000 , unk 70,000(pino small chain), c...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2020-01-02

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P, c&c P, 175000 raphid?. Pcloudy 15-20 SE, Barometer 758.8, i...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-12-19

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P, c&c P, unk zoo 35000. Sunny 10-15 N, barometer 772.5, outgo...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-12-05

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P, unk dino 35000. Pcloudy 5-10 E, barometer 765.8, incoming t...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-11-25

15L. No e-coli. Secchi on bottom. Ciliate 35000, tiny cyanos P, c&c P, 35000 unk dino (hetero?). ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-11-01

15L. Secchi on bottom, 35000, raphid, Tiny cyanos N, c&c P, 70000 unk dino. Sunny, 10-15 N, barom...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-10-17

15L. 70000 poss ciliate or oyster, tiny cyanos P, c&c P, 35000 unk 70000 unk dino (peridinium?). ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-09-26

15L. Secchi on bot. Tintinid 35000, tiny cyanos P, c&c P, unk 70000 (raphids?). Sunny 0-5 N, baro...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-09-12

15l. 1 slide then scan, on scan noted cyano col, karlo, proro micans, proro spp. 315000 raphid (c...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-08-15

15L. 1 slide then scan, on scan noted rhizo, nauplii, thalassiosira, hemiaulus. 525,000 chatonell...