An extremely interesting underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in the 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 a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and also 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 fauna and flora are in such a manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of professional divers and pupils 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 suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were attached read more to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships now click here house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being sent 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, much less known to the general public.
However, other species have been spotted close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Evidence that individual doesn't always affect 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, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.