An extremely 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 cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are still a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several 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 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 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 all the boats it is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and students out of 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 the vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships was a matter of weeks. The read more mussels that 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 far more than two dozen different species click here brought on from the larvae which were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting 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 known to the public.
But other species have already been seen near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and executed, they can be quite powerful and have favorable effects in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the range of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.