A very intriguing underwater 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 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 nation, 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 area and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in such a way in symbiosis with all the boats it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of these boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a comprehensive ecosystem in the check here region of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted 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 distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost 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 even small dolphins. Evidence that individual does not always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well arranged and executed, they may be very effective and have positive effects in the areas where they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.