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A very intriguing underwater reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the assignment of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and also to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in such a manner in symbiosis with the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the original color of these boats. The boats were arranged in such a way as to ease the entry of specialist divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a full understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen distinct species attracted from the larvae that were being shipped from one container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, click here which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to website the public.
But other species have been spotted near here the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even little dolphins. Evidence that individual does not always impact nature in a negative manner and when interventions are well arranged and implemented, they may be quite powerful and have positive consequences in the areas in which they are inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.