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
2018-01-09

15L. Secchi on bottom. Skeletonema bloom. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted raphid eucampia parali...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-12-21

15L. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and chloros R to P. 105000 raphid. Sunny 5-10 SE outgoing tide bar...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-12-01

15L. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and chloros R to P tiny cyanos R. 35000 radiolarian 35000 unk 3500...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-11-16

15L. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and chloros R to P. 70000 ciliates. One tabellaria lumped with nav...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-11-09

15L. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and Chloros R. 70000 unk (1 raphid and 1 cyano col?). Cloudy 10-15...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-10-19

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos R cryptos and chloros R to P. 70000 tintinid. Sunny 5-10 N inc...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-10-05

15L. Incoming neap tide. Cryptos and chloros P tiny cyanos R. Tintinid 35000 ciliate 35000 unk 14...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-09-21

15L. Incoming neap tide. Tiny cyanos R. 35000 unk (dino?). Sunny 0-5 NW 762.1 barometer.

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-09-07

15L. 1 slide then scan. Cryptos and chloros P. 315000 ciliate 105000 oyster larvae. On scan noted...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-08-24

15L. Tiny cyanos P to A cryptos and chloros P. Pcloudy 0-5 E 759.2 barometer incoming tide.