A very intriguing submerged 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 massive attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the entire 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 way in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer feasible to distinguish the original color of the ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine fish, fish read more and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae which were being shipped from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to boost more info biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little 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 effective and have positive consequences in the regions where they are inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.