Langdon Beach in Pensacola Florida for diatoms

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Langdon Beach in Pensacola Florida for diatoms

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We will be going to Pensacola (beach), Florida, USA, in mid August, from Houston Texas.

Does any member have a favorite location along our travel route (US I-10 highway), for collecting sea shells / Foraminifera / diatoms / protists or generally for nature sightseeing?

I will take along a macroscope and a field microscope of up to 400x total magnification and various field tools. I will collect some sand samples and wet samples for sure.

Thank you in advance!
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Pensacola (Florida, USA) produced some interesting foraminifera and diatoms. Please see photos in the following forum threads.

Diatoms were seen in submerged sand from Langdon Beach (30.316695,-87.262465):

http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy ... f=6&t=3962

http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy ... f=6&t=3956

http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy ... f=6&t=3981

http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy ... f=6&t=3987

http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy ... f=6&t=3760

Forams and other bigger shells were collected at "Snorkeling Reef" (Google Maps coordinates 30.347563,-87.053340) and beach front of Hampton Inn (30.330945,-87.138521). Both samples were submerged or exactly at surf line:

http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy ... f=6&t=3697

Tide condition and season may change sample locations though. But the southwestern part of Pensacola seems to be more productive than the northeastern part.
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Updated title and added an image link to above. ID of the diatoms would be highly appreciated. Thank you!
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