A very intriguing submerged reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far in your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper 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. Ships are still a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened by 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 such a way in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and students 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 implies a few visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen different species attracted by the larvae that were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. read more 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.
But other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive effects in the areas in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.