An extremely interesting 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 are the comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge 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, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to make up 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 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 all 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 does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full understanding of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region 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 rest.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different species attracted by the larvae that were being shipped from get more info 1 container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
However, other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Evidence that man does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and executed, they may 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.