An extremely interesting submerged reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are still a massive attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
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 the ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of the ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that diving knifes the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a read more few visits for a complete knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of 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 sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. 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 near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Evidence that individual doesn't always affect nature in a negative manner and when interventions are well planned and executed, they can be quite powerful and have favorable effects in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.