A very interesting submerged reality took on 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 additional fish and mollusks. In addition, ships continue to be a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from several countries.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many 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 also to make up 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 here in such a way in symbiosis with all the ships it is no longer feasible to distinguish the initial color of these boats. The get more info boats were arranged in such a way as here 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 several visits for a complete knowledge of these vessels. The creation 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 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, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have been spotted close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even small dolphins. Evidence that individual does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions are well arranged and implemented, they can be very effective and have favorable effects in the regions where they are inserted, if within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.