An extremely interesting submerged reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be a massive attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with the ships that it's no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of these boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a full understanding of these vessels. 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 rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae which were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the general public.
But other species have been seen near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact character in website a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have favorable effects in the click here areas in which they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.