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Colorful Geyser in the Porcelain Basin, Dormant for the Past Several Years, Surrounded by Green and Orange Algae

Whirligig was so named because while erupting its water swirls in its crater while its rhythmic sound can be heard around the basin. The orange-yellow iron oxide deposits around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Whirligig was so named because while erupting its water swirls in its crater while its rhythmic sound can be heard around the basin. The orange-yellow iron oxide deposits around Little Whirligig make it one of the most colorful features in Porcelain Basin. In the summer of 2000, it became dramatically more acidic, allowing green-colored Cyanidium alga to grow around its... More 

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