An extremely interesting underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are 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 boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment 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 nation.
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 fauna and flora are in this manner in symbiosis with the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entry of specialist divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full understanding of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different 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 known to the general public.
But other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon here or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.