An extremely intriguing submerged reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
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 - now have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts 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 such a manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The small dive knife vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entry of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species attracted by the larvae which were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. Only '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 near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies 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 can be quite powerful and have favorable effects in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, read more Algarve.