A very intriguing underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far from your 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 comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are a huge attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
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 fauna and flora are in this way in symbiosis with all the ships it is no longer possible to differentiate the original color of these boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to click here facilitate the entrance of professional divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete knowledge of these here vessels. The creation of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of ships was a matter of click here months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen distinct species attracted from the larvae that were being shipped from one container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that region. Only '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 been spotted near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even little dolphins. Proof that man doesn't always affect character in a negative way and when interventions are well planned and executed, they can be very effective and have positive consequences in the regions where they're inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.