A very intriguing 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 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 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 nation, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole country.
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 flora and fauna are in such a way in symbiosis with the ships that it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate 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 doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a full understanding of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the area 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 remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira check here 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 more info have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they may be very powerful and have positive consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.