A very intriguing submerged reality took over 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 cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various countries.
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 boat - today 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 at 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 flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of read more a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships turned into a matter of months. The more info mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae that were being sent from 1 container 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, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the regions where they're inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.