A very intriguing underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from your 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 comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a massive attraction for countless sailors from several countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the entire country.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this way in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels get more info that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The here four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae which were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
However, other species have been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small dolphins. Evidence that individual doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they may be very effective and have positive consequences in the regions where they are inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.