A very interesting underwater reality took over the bottom 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 would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a massive attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the mission of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to constitute a lucrative 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 situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in such a way in symbiosis with the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate website the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled website that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae that were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
However, other species have been spotted close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Evidence that individual doesn't always affect nature in a negative manner and when interventions are well planned and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.