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
2018-06-21

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...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-05-17

15L. Secchi on bottom. Site 3 pier not available, sampled ~200 east of site 3. Tiny cyanos P-C cr...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-05-03

15L. Tiny cyanos P to C cryptos and chloros P. 210000 unk (2 poss raphid 1 poss proro spp 1 poss ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-04-19

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos C cryptos and chloros C 70000 tintinid 35000 zoo 70000 unk (on...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-04-05

15L. Secchi on bottom. One slide then scan. Scan noted katodinium raphid skeletonema. 105000 unk ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-03-22

15L. Secchi on bottom. 1 slide then scan. C&C P. Sunny 5-10 NE incoming barometer 771.2.

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-03-08

15L. Secchi on bottom. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted nuaplii gymno spp peridinium. Cryptos and...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-02-22

15L. Secchi on bottom. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted unk dino (protoperi?) Gymno spp. 105000 c...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2018-02-08

15L. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and chloros P. 105000 tintinid 70000 unk (raphid?) 105000 unk dino...