An extremely intriguing submerged reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the 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 continue to be 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 nation, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to constitute 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 this manner in symbiosis with all the boats that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the 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 complete understanding of these vessels. read more The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae that were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others 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 nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite powerful and have favorable consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.