A very intriguing underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far in the diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are still a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from several countries.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the country, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and also to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in this way in symbiosis with all the ships it is no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of these boats. The boats were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the region of sunken ships turned into more info a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken get more info ships currently house dozens of marine algae, shellfish more info and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen different species brought on by the larvae which were being sent from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
But other species have been spotted near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Proof that man doesn't always impact nature in a negative manner and that, when interventions have been well planned and executed, they can be very effective and have favorable effects in the regions where they're inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.