A very interesting submerged 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 would be the comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are a massive attraction for countless sailors from various nations.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the assignment of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 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 the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the original color of these boats. The boats were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of professional divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a full understanding of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of ships was a matter of months. The mussels that 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 vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including read more sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have been spotted close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow website fish, lilies and perhaps even small dolphins. Proof that man doesn't always affect character in a here negative way and when interventions are well arranged and implemented, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas in which they are inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.