A very interesting submerged reality took over the bottom 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 comfortable 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.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 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 that it's no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of these boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full understanding of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of read more marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different species attracted 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 general public.
However, other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they may be very powerful and have favorable consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.