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An extremely interesting underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far in your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships continue to be a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole nation.
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 the boats it's no longer feasible to distinguish the original color of the boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn 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 there more than two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the general public.
But other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they may be very powerful and have website favorable consequences in the regions where they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.