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National Park - Morning Glory Pool - Fading Glory
of sign - Upper Geyser Basin trail in Yellowstone National Park
taken June 2008
view of sign
view of sign
Glory Pool is losing its brilliant color. Through ignorance
and vandalism, people have tossed objects into the hot spring,
its vent and lowering the temperature. Brown, orange, and
yellow algae-like bacteria thrive in the cooler water,
turning the vivid aqua-blue into a murkier greenish brown.
thermal features are at risk. Hot springs and geysers have
fragile, complex plumbing that takes centuries to develop.
future is uncertain; you can help by immediately reporting any
year park personnel remove hundreds of rocks, coins and other
objects from Morning Glory Pool.
orange, and yellow algae-like bacteria thrive when the hot spring's
on the sign
addition to the text there is a picture of Morning Glory Pool, a picture of a
tourist throwing trash in the pool which is depicted
full of more trash at the bottom. There is also a photo of a
park employee cleaning out the pool.
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