An extremely interesting submerged reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper 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 massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and to constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole nation.
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 fauna and flora are in such a way in symbiosis with the boats it's no longer feasible to distinguish the original color of the boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease 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 does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of sunken ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses get more info and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae which were being shipped from 1 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 known to the general 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 when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive effects in the areas where they are inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.