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
2019-08-01

15L. Chatonella 70000, Tintinid 35000, Unk 105000 (2 poss chatonella?, 1 egg cluster?), Tiny cyan...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-07-18

15L. Tiny cyanos P cryptos and chloros P. Tintinid 35000. Incoming tide.

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-06-27

15L. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted tintinnid zoo nauplii ciliate pyrophachus. Tiny cyanos P C&...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-05-30

15L. Secchi on bottom pass closed. Neap tide. Tiny cyanos and C&C P 455000 raphid 35000 unk. Pclo...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-05-16

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P C&C P. 105000 (raphid, oyster?) 35000 unk. Sunny 0-5 S outgo...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-05-02

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P c&c P. 35000 raphid 35000 unk (raphid?) 35000 unk dino (KB?)...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-04-18

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P c&c P. 105000 unk dino (1 karlo?). Pcloudy 5-10 E incoming n...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-04-04

15L. Secchi on bottom. Incoming neap tide. Tiny cyanos cryptos and chloros P. 105000 unk (1 foram...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-03-21

15L. Secchi on bottom Neap incoming tide. PCloudy 10-15 N 765.2 barometer.

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-03-07

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos cryptos and chloros P. 35000 unk dino 35000 unk. Sunny 5-10 E ...