2016/07/19

Taiwan park struggles to save 'Queen's Head' rock from disintegration

The fate of Queen's Mind rock, at Yehliu GeoPlayground on the north coast of Taiwan, Continues to be uncertain as conservation Function to Shield it from marine erosion has proved unsuccessful.

The rock, which is MentiA singled to resemble Queen Elizabeth I's profile, attracted about 3 million Site visitors in 2015.

The "neck" of the mushroom-shaped rock, which Actions 126 centimeters in circumference at its narrowest CompA singlent, by comparison in 2008 it was 138cm, In accordance to Tang Helena, Neo-Room Intercontinental Inc.
assistant Common manager, the Institution that manages the geoPlayground.

"In Add-on to Getting battered by sea Drinking water and wind, the fragile neck is at Danger from typhoons and earthquakes," she MentiA singled.

In the Previous decade a circle of stA singles was Set up to Avoid Site visitors from touching the sandstA single Development, Prior to 2006, this was a Standard occurrence.

Meanwhile, the authorities are exploring Current Models to Shield the Organic Development. Possibilities Which includes introducing a Translucent glass Cupboard and a Metal rib Have been turned Along as Organic disasters like typhoons and
earthquakes May Provide unexpected Harm to the Development, In accordance to Tang.

In the Final two Many years, the authorities have Attempted a new Sort of nanotechnology paint, to slow erosion and strengthen the Development. The paint Experienced been Used to A single Development in the Playground as a Analyze.

Even though the paint FunctiA singled Nicely, the Analyze Region turned a sExperiencede of Whitened, Credited to Humidity Produced from Inside of the rock, Creating it standout Between the other Developments.

"The paint is a Little like Makeup." Tang MentiA singled, "which Suggests the rock Appears unOrganic."

The End result of the experiment does not bode Nicely for some 180 mushroom-shaped rocks. "We are not Providing up," MentiA singled Tang, adding that the Study will Carry on.

Nonetheless, it is not all Poor Information for the Playground and Site visitors. On Jan. 20, 2010, A single Development Developed a profile like a princess Soon after a CompA singlent of it broke Away. The new landmark was named Cute Princess Subsequent an
On the internet poll.

Although, Queen's Mind Continues to be a Best Option for Site visitors Between the rocks, Cute Princess is gaining Recognition, As well.

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