Little Lagoon SE

Little Lagoon

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

This is our lab location thanks to George and Jean Dunn. Site 1 is the confluence of a natural drainage bayou linking Little Lagoon to Lake Shelby in the Gulf State Park. While our overall conclusion is Little Lagoon water quality is not seriously impaired we see some of the highest freshwater/groundwater inputs, highest nutrient levels, consistently highest bacteria counts and at times very high phytoplankton counts in this part of the lagoon. There are many canals cut into lagoon properties in this area and many aging septic systems in this part of the lagoon watershed.

Location created by
Dennis Hatfield
  • Lat: 30.25506
  • Lng: -87.69357
  • Waterbody Type: Unknown
  • Timezone: America/Chicago

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Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-07-18

15L. Tiny cyanos P cryptos and chloros P. 70000 unk 70000 unk (1 paralia frag? 1 zoo?. Incoming t...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-06-27

15L. 1 slide then scan. Neap tide. On scan note gonya spin raphid chatonella (?) zoo tabellaria p...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-05-30

15L. Neap tide. Pass essentially closed due to shoaling at the moutn. Tiny cyanos P C&C P 105000 ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-05-16

15L. Tiny cyanos P C&C P. 35000 unk 105000 (poss raphid, oyster). Sunny 0-5 NW outgoing tide baro...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-05-02

15L. Tiny cyanos P c&c P. 35000 unk (raphid?) 105000 unk dino (1 diplop?). Pcloudy 5-10 E incomin...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-04-18

15L. Tiny cyanos P c&c P. 35000 unk (raphid?). Pcloudy 0-5 E incoming neap tide barometer 759.0.

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-04-04

15L. Secchi on bottom. Cryptos and chloros P. 105000 unk (1 dino and 1 raphid?). MCloudy 15-20 SE...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-03-07

15L. Secchi on bottom. Incoming neap tide. Tiny cyanos cryptos and chloros P. 105000 unk (1 raphi...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-03-07

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos cryptos and chloros P. Unk dino 35000 (KB?). Sunny 5-10 E low ...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2019-02-21

15L. Tiny cyanos P C&C P. 70000 tintinnid 35000 pine pollen 70000 unk. Mcloudy 0-5 E incoming tid...