An extremely intriguing submerged reality took on 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 comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens 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 needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae that were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help 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, much less known to the general public.
But more info other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be very powerful and have favorable consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.