A very intriguing underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper 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 a massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to constitute a flourishing 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 located 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with the ships that it is no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't 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 fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species attracted by the larvae that 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. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always click here impact nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.