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 background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are a massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the country, 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 constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the entire 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 way in symbiosis with all the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of the ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entry of professional divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of months. The get more info mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae that were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the general public.
But other species have already been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be very powerful and have favorable 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.