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An extremely interesting submerged 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 are the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened by 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 fauna and flora are in such a way in symbiosis with all the boats that it is no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of these boats. The vessels were arranged 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 website exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention here of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken 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 boost biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have already been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have positive effects in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.