A very intriguing submerged 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 huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy boats - 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 of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the entire 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 fauna and flora are in this manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the here boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist 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 complete understanding of these vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae which were being shipped from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
But other species have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have favorable effects in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a check here dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.