A very intriguing underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in 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 cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are a huge 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 boat - today have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner get more info in symbiosis with the ships that it's no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of professional divers and pupils from 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 complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which 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, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being sent from 1 container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Evidence that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have positive effects in the areas where they're inserted, if within the website reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.