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Dive into nature and explore Statia, Caribbean Netherlands

Dive into nature and explore St. Eustatius (Statia) on land and underwater. The Junior Ranger Exchange Event on Statia, Caribbean Netherlands, offers an experience of environmental education like no other. Between July 30th and August 5th 2022 Junior Rangers from Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten came together […]

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Screenshot of Take a Minute in Statia 002: View of Boven towards Venus Bay (Boven Nationalpark on St. Eustatius) filmed and edited by Yoeri Bulk for Devocean Pictures. Reddish rocks at the top of Boven Hill in the forground, looking through the green bush and rocky shore of Venus Bay with Gilboa Hill and the ocean in the background. The shots zooms towards the bay located on St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands.

Take a Minute in Statia 002: Venus Bay from Boven

Our second „Take a Minute in Statia“ features Venus Bay in Boven Nationalpark. Located at the Northern end of St. Eustatius, hiking in Boven area offers stunning views over rugged land with steep cliffs, grooved rocks, mysterious woods, mesmerizing meadows, historic reminiscences, oddly shaped cacti and secluded bays, like Venus […]

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Animal shelter in Statia: Adopt a dog

Adopt don’t shop: Adopt a dog from the animal shelter in Statia (St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands). Transportation costs are covered for any off-island adoption. This includes travel to Europe or North America! There are regular posts on the Facebook page of the St. Eustatius Animal Welfare Foundation (SEAWF) to connect […]

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Screenshot of the series „Take a Minute in Statia 001" showing the view of the dormant volcano the Quill from Zeelandia Beach on St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands. Dark sand from the right, gently rolling waves from the left, clouds in the blue sky above the Quill and the cliff running all the way from the right upper centre of the picture through to the left where the land meets the ocean.

Take a Minute in Statia 001: The Quill from Zeelandia Beach

Welcome to Statia! We start off with our first „Take a Minute in Statia“ with the view of the dormant volcano Quill from Zeelandia Beach. Where the hell is Statia? Even when mentioning the full name of this Dutch Caribbean island „St. Eustatius“, most people stayed clueless. Our new series […]

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Screenshot of Take a minute XLVI: Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) filmed and edited by Yoeri Bulk for Devocean Pictures. Yellow leafy with white and brown stripes and blotches. The flat fish sits in between hydriots on hard corals against the deep blue ocean. Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Leaf scorpionfish: Taenianotus triacanthus

„Take a Minute to Relax“ and observe another weird and wonderful creature hiding in the coral reefs: Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). The leaf scorpionfish, also called paperfish, is definitely the most elegant of all the ambush predators. Ambush predators, also called sit-and-wait predators, are carnivorous animals that get to their […]

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Screenshot from Take a Minute to Relax XLII: Ornate Ghostpipefish, a.k.a. Solenostomus paradoxus in one of its favourite hiding places, namely among the feeding arms of a crinoid named a Feather Star. Filmed and edited by Yoeri for Devocean Pictures.

Ornate Ghostpipefish: Solenostomus paradoxus

In this Minute of relaxation, we would like to introduce you to a very cryptic creature, that is very much loved by divers and snorkellers alike, the Ornate Ghostpipefish, a.k.a. Solenostomus paradoxus. In this clip, we see the Ornate Ghostpipefish in one of its favourite hiding places, namely among the […]

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Close-up screenshot of Take a Minute XLI: Goniobranchus kuniei. This colourful little beauty is a dorid nudibranch, of the Chromodorididae family is flappng with its mantle. A pattern of blue spots with pale blue haloes on a creamy mantle, and a double border to the mantle of purple and blue let them stand out.

Take a Minute XLI: Goniobranchus kuniei

In this relaxing episode of “Take a Minute”, we would like to introduce you to a pretty creature named Goniobranchus kuniei. This colourful little beauty is a dorid nudibranch, of the Chromodorididae family. The Order Nudibranchia of which this creature is part differs from other sea slugs. The name “Nudibranchia” […]

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Screenshot of videoclip "Take a Minute XL: Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)" for YouTube, filmed and edited by Yoeri for Devocean Pictures. A hawksbill sea turtle with green algea growing on its carapace swims along the shallow reef top with seagrass and soft corals against the background of the blue sea around Balicasag island, Visayas, Philippines.

Hawksbill sea turtle: Eretmochelys imbricata

In this relaxing Minute, we invite you to swim alongside one of the more famous and beloved ocean creatures, the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). These marine reptiles, and yes they are reptiles, have been roaming the world’s oceans for an incredibly long time. It is believed that the “Cheloniidae” […]

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