posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:36 PM
While there does seem to be a serious lack of mainstream news reports, or even an University news release, the story doesn't sound all that far
These are the best links I could find.
The water in this whirlpool isn't moving that fast.
"Funnels rotate clockwise. They are moving in the ocean like giant frisbees, two discs thrown into the air. Rotation occurs at a rate of one
meter per second, the speed is sufficiently large compared to the speed of oceanic currents, on the border hoppers is a wave-step height of 40 cm,"
Chances are that without proper instruments, you wouldn't notice this giant swirl of water.
From the NASA link provided by Ear-Responsible, these giant whirlpools do exist, just mostly underwater, while these two are apparently on the
surface. Who knows, maybe many more of these giant whirlpools exist, that have yet to be found. With breakers of only 40cm, I don't see how this
could be seen from space.
As more and more ice melts and we see more and more fresh water from the melting glaciers, what are the chances that the less dense fresh water
actually leads up to the ocean currents speeding up, instead of slowing down. This is opposite to what the predictions of the N Atlantic current