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
2018-09-20

15L. Tiny cyanos P cryptos and chloros P. 35000 unk (raphid?). Sunny 0-5 SE 762.9 barometer outgo...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-09-06

15L. Only sampled this site and GL due to high water due to Nate. Pier 100 yds E of site 3. Tiny ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-08-28

15L. Tiny cyanos P cryptos and chloros P. 35000 ciliate 35000 unk (raphid?) Pcloudy 5-10 S 764.7 ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-08-09

15L. 1 slide then scan. On scannoted ceratium furca nitzschia cyano entomoneis raphid. Tiny cyano...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-07-26

15L. Secchi on bottom. One slide then scan. Pier under construction, sampled 1/2 way out in shall...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-07-12

15L. One slide then scan. Sampled ~200 yds east of site 3 pier due to construction on site 3 pier...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-07-12

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-06-28

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos P cryptos and chloros P. 105000 unk. Pcloudy 10-15 W barometer...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-06-21

15L. Secchi on bottom. One slide then scan. Neap tide. Sampled ~300' E of site 3 pier. On scan no...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-05-31

15L. Secchi on bottom. One slide then scan. On scan noted chatonella copopod oyster entomoneis pr...