A very interesting underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background 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 sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and to constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at 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 flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it is no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of these ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the website octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well arranged and executed, they may be very powerful and have positive effects in the areas where they are inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.