An extremely interesting submerged reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from 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. In addition, ships are a massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened by 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 such a way in symbiosis with the boats it's no longer feasible to distinguish the original color of the boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and get more info students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a complete understanding of these 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 drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species attracted by the larvae which 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 area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others 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 doesn't always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite 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.