Bonaire in 100 photos – Squat shrimp

10 November 2022 by Casper Douma - Reading time: 2 minutes

On Bonaire, the vibrant Squat shrimp thrives in the island’s protected coral reefs. It plays a role as a cleaner to maintain the health and balance of the marine ecosystem.

The Squat shrimp: a unique creature from Bonaire’s underwater world.

On Bonaire, the Squat shrimp thrives in the vibrant coral reefs. It contributes to the diverse underwater carpet that attracts snorkelers and divers from around the world. These tiny crustaceans, which often nest in the crevices of anemones or among the branches of coral, are not only a marvel for their vibrant colors and intricate patterns; they also play an important role in the reef ecosystem. As scavengers, they contribute to the health of their marine environment by feeding on dead tissue and detritus, preventing the spread of disease among reef inhabitants. Bonaire’s commitment to marine conservation ensures that these small but vital members of the reef community continue to thrive. This demonstrates the intricate balance of marine ecosystems and the importance of protecting them.

Casper Douma Photography

“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.

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