A very intriguing submerged reality took on 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 many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors from several countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the nation, 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 make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in such a manner in symbiosis with all the boats that it is no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of the ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled 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
Just in the Zambezi are far 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 is helping to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira 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 have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, website crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact nature in a click here negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have positive effects in the regions in which they are inserted, whether within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.