A very intriguing 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 additional 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 country, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the mission of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and to constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the entire country.
Opened by 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 the boats that it's no longer feasible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The vessels were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of professional divers and students from read more 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 more info several visits for a complete knowledge of these click here 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 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 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 is helping to boost biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, 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 man doesn't always affect character in a negative way and when interventions are well arranged and implemented, they may be quite effective and have favorable effects in the regions where they're inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.