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
2017-02-16

15L. Neap tide. Secchi on bottom. 35000 unk (poss raphid). Sunny 5-10 NE. 764.9 barometer. Crypto...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-01-24

15L. Secchi on bottom. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted Karenia odontella lioloma. Tiny cyanos R ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2017-01-10

15L. Secchi on bottom. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted bacteriastrum karlo gymnoid. Pcloudy 0-5 ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2016-12-27

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos R cryptos and chloros P. 35000 unk (poss heterosigma) 35000 un...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2016-12-13

15L. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and chloros P. Tabellaria lumped w navicula. Sunny 5-10 SW incomin...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2016-11-29

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos R cryptos and chloros P. 35000 unk (poss raphid). Pcloudy 0-5 ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2016-11-15

15L. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted thalassionema corethron hemiaulus poss karlo proro micans. ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2016-11-01

15L. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted poss gymno poss karlo hemiaulus proro micans hetero spp. 10...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2016-10-18

"11.5 L. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted Proro min. Tiny cyanos cryotps and chloros P. Clear jel...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon NW

Observed on
2016-09-27

15L. 1 slide then scan. On scan noted guinardia. Sunny E 0-5 outgoing tide. 760.6 barometer. Tiny...