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
2017-08-10

15L. Tiny cyanos cryptos and chloros P. 35000 unk zoo 105000 unk (1 poss raphid 1 poss foram 1 po...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-07-27

15L. 1 slide then scan. Tiny cyanos P. cryptos and chloros P to A. 105000 unk poss raphid. On sca...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-07-13

15L. 1 slide then scan. Tiny cyanos P. 105000 tintinid 105000 nauplii. On scan noted cyano fil pr...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-06-30

15L. 1 slide then scan. Tiny cyanos R. On scan noted tintinid gonya spinifera. Pcloudy 0-5 SW 764...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-06-08

15L. Tiny cyanos P. 105000 unk (1 poss tintinid). Sunny 0-5 NE 759.5 barometer incoming tide.

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-05-11

15L. Tiny cyanos R. 70000 tintinid 35000 oyster larvae 35000 unk poss raphid. Pcloudy, 5-10S, inc...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-04-27

15L. 1 slide then scan. 105000 unk. On scan cyano fil pleurosigma. Cloudy 10-15 S 757.1 barometer...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-04-13

15L. Secchi on bottom. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted large unk entomoneis thalasiosira. Sunny ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-03-30

15L. Secchi on bottom. 1 slide then scan. 315000 unk (raphid?). Tiny cyanos P. cryptos and chloro...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-03-16

15L. 1 slide then scan. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and chloros P. 210000 flagellate. On scan noted...