A very intriguing underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far from your 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 comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are a huge attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy ships - 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 nation.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in such a manner in symbiosis with the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the original color of the ships. The vessels were organized in such a way as to facilitate 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 does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a complete knowledge of these vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of sunken ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen distinct species attracted from the larvae that were being shipped from one container to another. The underwater park is 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, more info porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the general public.
However, other species have already been seen close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even small dolphins. Proof that website man doesn't always affect character in a negative click here way and when interventions are well arranged and implemented, they may be quite powerful and have positive consequences in the areas where they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.