A very intriguing underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be a huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the mission of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to constitute 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 situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in such a way in symbiosis with the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies 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 weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two check here dozen different species attracted by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in more info that region. 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 already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact nature in a negative manner and when interventions are well planned and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.