In an embarrassing act of shame, tourists at the Utah State Park are destroying the ancient dinosaur tracks that are nearly 200 million years old. Officials reported that the visitors at the park are throwing the sandstones carrying the footprints of dinosaurs into the Utah Lake. Park officials have not yet found the actual reason behind such act of vandalism but some believe the visitors might be doing such an undesirable activity without realizing the true potential of the rocks.
Josh Hansen who works as a manager at the Utah State Park said that he was shocked to see a boy throwing away large amounts of the sandstones into the lake while Hansen was casually boating across the water body. Hansen said it concerned him when his eyes quickly fell on the tracks of dinosaurs that the sandstones carried on them. Hansen stated that it is an integral part of the history which needs to be protected.
“Some of the tracks are very distinct to the layperson,” Hansen said,”but just as many are not. That is why it is important to not disturb any rocks at the dinosaur trackway.”
People come to Red Fleet from across the country and the world to see wonders like these, Hansen said. By deteriorating the track site, people are taking away the experience from thousands of others. Not only that, but this act also constitutes a crime.
“It is illegal to displace rocks that contain the tracks,” Hansen said. “Disturbing them like this is an act of vandalism.”
The Red Fleet State Park has plans to filter the lake with the assistance of expert jumpers keeping in mind the end goal to check if any fossils could be found in the lake and could be reestablished back. In any case, the specialists have said that a large number of them get demolished in the wake of interacting with water. Despite the fact that the recreation center still has not yet charged any fines for the harm caused, it might soon think about putting some lawful charges.
The beginning of the Dino impressions on the sandstones of the “Red Fleet State Park” goes back to close around two hundred million years. As examined the follows could be of some predatory dinosaur with the stature of close around eight foot. A great deal of the tracks is seen in a way, which lines “a Slickrock incline.” These have a tendency to pull in a considerable measure of voyagers.
Devan Chavez, who acts as a spokesperson of the Utah Division of State Parks said that the matter has become a serious issue. He further added that at the time of easily discarding the rocks into the water body, the doer does not realize the potential effect of their activities. Chavez told that the park is going to study the matter in-depth.
Devan Chavez, the representative for the Utah Division of State Parks, disclosed to The Washington Post in an email that his moderate gauge is that no less than 10 of the bigger, more noticeable impressions, which run from 3 to 17 inches, vanished in the previous a half year.
Before it changed into a forsaken, the recreation center was previously a swamp, with wet, sloppy grounds that dinosaurs walked through. Scientists surmise that the dilophosaurus, some portion of the raptor family, assaulted different dinosaurs who were resting or drinking from the marsh, as indicated by the Tribune.
As of now, there still is a large amount of dino remains in the park that can be easily spotted. Nevertheless, as estimated nearly ten large and prominent dino footprints have been destroyed in just six months.