A very intriguing submerged reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far in the diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are still a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from several countries.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and also to constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
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 fauna and flora are in this way in symbiosis with the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the original color of these boats. The boats were arranged in such a way as to ease the entry of specialist divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a full understanding of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area read more of ships was a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of read more marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are there over two dozen different species check here brought on by the larvae which were being sent from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even small dolphins. Proof that man doesn't always affect character in a negative way and when interventions are well arranged and implemented, they may be quite powerful and have positive consequences in the areas in which they are inserted, if within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.