An extremely interesting underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far in your diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with all the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The invention of a more info comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae which were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.