Based on examine in Bolinao, this publication assesses the significance of small-scale disturbance by way of burrowing shrimps. It covers the distribution of burrowing shrimp disturbance, the habit of the snapping shrimp Alpheus macellarius in situ and as saw from tank experiments, and the consequences of non permanent burial and leaf clipping at the development styles of the dominant seagrass Thalassia hemprichii. The e-book examines the function of bioturbation by means of burrowing shrimps in seagrass meadows, foraging concepts of A. macellarius and its mutualistic symbiosis with Cryptocentrus spp., shrimp disturbance and T. hemprichii, and small-scale disturbance and large-scale dynamics.
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