Shrimps at Norman Reef

On the 18th February, 2011 I did an overnight dive trip with Deep Sea Divers Den out of Cairns, Queensland. This was two weeks after cyclone Yasi and it was interesting to see how much damage had been done to the reef this far from the eye of the cyclone.

The third dive on day one was at Norman Reef.  Directly below where the boat was moored is a tower bommie known for friendly lionfish and shrimp.  I am told there are 12 varieties of shrimp on the bommie but I only managed to find three. As well as the lionfish and shrimp there was a leopard moray that unfortunately didn’t want to have his (or her) photo taken.

Here are images of the shrimp from that dive.

Scarlet Striped Cleaning Shrimp (Lysmata grabhami) (unknown, Tori Sugden)

Scarlet Striped Cleaning Shrimp (Lysmata grabhami)

Red Stripe Shrimp (Phynchocinetes durbanensis) (Tori Sugden)

Red Stripe Shrimp (Phynchocinetes durbanensis)

Glass Shrimp (unknown, Tori Sugden)

Glass Shrimp

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