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
2019-02-21

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P C&C P. 35000 tintinid. Mcloudy 5-10 E barometer 763.1 incomi...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-02-07

15L. Secchi on bottom. C&C P. 35000 unk. Pcloudy 10-15 S incoming tide barometer 764.4.

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-01-31

15L. Secchi on bottom. C&C P. 35000 unk dino (Kato?). 35000 pine pollen. Sunny 5-10 SE incoming t...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2019-01-10

15L. Secchi on bottom. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted Odontella. C&C P. Sunny 5-10 N Low tide. ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-12-17

15L. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and chloros P. Pcloudy 5-10 N incoming tide neap barometer 768.9.

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-11-30

15L. Secchi on bottom. One slide then scan. On scan noted karlo unk diatom thalassionema karenia ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-11-20

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P chryptos and chloros P. Cloudy 5-10 N incoming tide baromete...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-11-07

15L. Secci on bottom. Tiny cyanos P cryptos and chloros P 35000 unk dino. Mcloudy 5-10 SE incomin...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-10-22

15L. Site 3 back up after repair. 35000 ciliate 70000 unk (one poss ceratium one poss amphi?). Pc...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-10-04

15L. Tiny cyanos A cryptos and chloros A-B. Tintinid 350000 unk 70000 (one poss KB). Pcloudy 5-10...