I wrote this a while back last year, I love weather, water, and natural causes to nature,whirlpools are cool... this was originally a report I had to write.
By: Amy E Lane
A whirlpool is a swirling body of water that can easily
drown a human if they were dumb enough to swim in them. But fortunately no one has ever deliberately jumped in.
A film crew, interested in chronicling the dangerous potential of their local maelstrom, once threw a mannequin decked in a life jacket and outfitted with a depth detector into the swirling center of the Hag (a very large whirlpool ). After being dragged into the water over 859 feet deep, the mannequin was regurgitated, bedraggled but still in one piece. You would have died from that.Usually whirlpools are caused by ocean tides. Not just any tides, though. They have to be really big.
There are whirlpools mentioned in many stories including “Gulliver travels”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The Little Mermaid”, and many, many more books (Note : most are fiction, including dangers that aren’t accurate).
Here I am going to talk about the 5 biggest whirlpools in the world. These whirlpools are huge. Here we go …..........
- The Saltsraumen is located of the coast of Norway.
The Saltsraumen is the biggest and most powerful in the world. Here, the Saltfjord meets the Skjerstadfjord( I can't really can pronounce these names. They're Norwegian words) , resulting in the world’s strongest current; resulting in the Saltsraumen.
Water speeds reach up to 40 miles per hour as the water forces its way
through a narrow channel. The resulting vertices can be up to 33 feet across and 16 feet deep.
2. The Moskstraumen is also located near Norway. Known simply as the Maelstrom, the name is Dutch for “to crush” (malen) and “current” (stroom). This is the 2nd largest whirlpool in the world.
Also, this whirlpool gave inspiration to Jules Verne and Edger Allen Poe
to write novels. Jules Verne wrote: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
And Edger Allen Poe to write: A Decent Into The Maelstrom
http://poestories.com/read/descWell lets continue..... if your getting bored here's a picture to brighten your day. I drew this
3.This is the Corryvreckan, also known as the Hag the third-largest whirlpool in the world, located near the coast of Scotland. It's pretty, isn’t it ? The picture is below this. If you look at it for a while, you will start to glimpse how creative God is even in whirlpools.This is the one they through the manniquine in. This was only the third-largest one.
4.Old sow is the 4th biggest whirlpool in the world (its my favorite) is located off the eastern coast in Maine ,it is the largest tidal
whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere
people say that it makes a hog like snorting sound.Old Sow's water turns at
15 miles per hour! Old sow is 250 feet wide! Pic of Old Sow
5. Now Japan has always boasted about there whirlpool.The Naruto Here is a picture of it . They get lots of tourists on boats out to see it and its not cheap. Japan also boasts about the next
whirlpool-prone stretch of
waters. The Naruto whirlpools
(lots of whirlpools form at the same time) move at
about 10 miles per hour, WOW RIGHT??
So we have learned a little about each of the worlds most biggest whirlpools. This also can happen at the bottom of waterfalls and those are really pretty now lots form at the bottom of Niagara falls but that’s a whole other subject that we will not be covering today here is a really pretty whirlpool that formed at the bottom of a waterfall in the autumn. Its blurry .
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