An extremely interesting underwater 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. Ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors 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 - today have the mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and also to make up 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 flora and fauna are in such a way in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of the boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease 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 does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae which were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help 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, much less known to the public.
But other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always impact character in read more a negative manner and when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive effects in the areas where they are inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.