A very interesting submerged reality took over the bottom 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 other fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are still a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the mission of to sponsor 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 dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in such a manner in symbiosis with all the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The boats were arranged in such a way as to ease the entry of specialist 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 a few visits for a full understanding of the vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the region of sunken ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are there over two dozen different species brought on by the larvae which were being sent from 1 container to another. The underwater park is read more acting as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have been click here spotted near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, more info shellfish and even little dolphins. Evidence that individual does not always impact nature in a negative manner and that, when interventions have been well planned and executed, they may be quite powerful and have positive consequences in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.