Satellites glimpse ultra-powerful “black hole” whirlpools in Atlantic

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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Satellites have shown two mysterious 'black hole' whirlpools in the South Atlantic ocean - ultra powerful “vortexes” which suck water down into the depths. The whirpools - never witnessed before - would suck down ships, debris and even living creatures, moving 1.3 million cubic metres of water per second.


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Imagine coming across one of these bad boys in the middle of the ocean!


I must say that when I read the article, one of the first things that occurred to me was if these "maelstroms" are capable of forming in any of our large oceans, then could this be a possible explanation for the strange disappearances in and around the Bermuda Triangle?
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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 01:53 PM
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bermuda triangle is a bermuda whirlpool? lol



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 01:53 PM
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someone has removed the plug to the sea.



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 01:58 PM
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Any idea how wide these things are?



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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The Earth is thirsty???


Scary, scary ~ Makes you wonder what's causing this to happen, where the water is going because the water levels are still rising? Right???



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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Davy Jones' locker is at the bottom.

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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Any idea how wide these things are?


No, the article doesn't say....but considering they move 1.3 million cubic metres of water per second, I'd imagine they must be a fair old size.



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Cool.

Discovery News


And much like astronomical black holes, oceanic eddies exhibit singularity.

To locate these oceanic black holes, the scientists examined satellite images of the Agulhas Current in the Indian Ocean. The current travels along the east coast of Africa before turning back on itself in a loop. The loop occasionally pinches off and forms eddies that whirl off into the South Atlantic Ocean, remaining intact for more than three months.

The eddies are a coherent island of water in an otherwise turbulent ocean. As such, they “create moving oases for the marine food chain or even impact climate change through their long-range transport of salinity and temperature,” the study states. The eddies will capture any detritus floating nearby and swallow it, thereby transporting oil and garbage. And nothing within leaks out.



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:05 PM
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I wish my toilet had that good suction.


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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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Originally posted by rickymouse
I wish my toilet had that good suction.


You need to take smaller bites and chew better when you eat
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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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Very interesting, I did not know this



The singularities, as they have been termed, last for months at a time, moving across the ocean without interference from other currents. Thus they can transport water of different temperatures and salinity to other areas of the ocean, potentially influencing the regional climate.
Haller and Beron-Vera found that the vortices transported water in a north-western direction 30% faster than had previously been reckoned – at a rate equating to 1.3 million cubic metres of water per second. In addition, the maelstroms were found to occur four times deeper in the ocean than previously estimated; the study found examples as deep as 2000m below the surface.

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by Biigs

Originally posted by rickymouse
I wish my toilet had that good suction.


You need to take smaller bites and chew better when you eat
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Hahaha!
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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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magnetic centrifugal force being generated by the earth rising up through the sea.

or a sinkhole/cave/pyramid/large pocket being filled with water?



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:22 PM
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magnetic centrifugal force being generated by the earth rising up through the sea.
or a sinkhole/cave/pyramid/large pocket being filled with water?


Can't see it to be honest as they move quite a distance


The singularities, as they have been termed, last for months at a time, moving across the ocean without interference from other currents.





posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Stupid question Alert!

If we have anyone experienced enough to answer? Can these be spotted on Google Earth? I'm wondering if it's even worth playing around with when we're all bored to see if there might be others out there which their computers didn't hit on. After all, I know, computers never ever miss anything, but who knows, maybe they didn't scan a part yet.


This would be really interesting to find, I'm thinking. I'm just not going to even bother trying if that thing is 50 feet across. Ugh.... I'd be blind and seeing blue on my eyelids for life before I found one at the resolution/zoom that would require. lol
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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by Biigs

Originally posted by rickymouse
I wish my toilet had that good suction.


You need to take smaller bites and chew better when you eat
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Ha ha ha, I knew I was doing something wrong, lol. What we are seeing is aliens making energy using what appears to be natural phenomenon, lol.

Seriously though imagine the energy we could generate with a few of these.

The Bot


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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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Get me a barrel, I'm going in.



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Argyll
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magnetic centrifugal force being generated by the earth rising up through the sea.
or a sinkhole/cave/pyramid/large pocket being filled with water?


Can't see it to be honest as they move quite a distance


The singularities, as they have been termed, last for months at a time, moving across the ocean without interference from other currents.




ahh ok didnt see these images.. but the magnetic force can move.. just like a tornado does.. it can travel.. spinning the water with it as it moves.



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:57 PM
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This is actually quite cool. Despite the fact that Humans have been sailing the oceans since we could build a raft we never saw this. I suspect those that did see were not around afterwards to report on it. If I remember there some myths and legends about the sea opening up a giant whirlpool that sucked down ships, And here it is!


In Greek mythology, Charybdis (or Kharybdis) was once a beautiful naiad and the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia. She assumes the form of a huge bladder of a creature whose face is all mouth and whose arms and legs are flippers.[citation needed] She swallows a huge amount of water three times a day, before belching it back out again, creating large whirlpools capable of dragging a ship underwater. In some variations of the story, Charybdis is simply a large whirlpool instead of a sea monster. Once a lovely maiden, Charybdis was loyal to her father in his endless feud with Zeus. She rode the hungry tides after Poseidon stirred up a storm, directing them onto beaches, destroying entire villages, submerging fields and drowning forests, claiming all in her path for the sea. She claimed so much land for her father's kingdom that Zeus became enraged and changed her into a monster. In mythology Charybdis lies on one side of a narrow channel. Opposite her is Scylla, another sea-monster. The sides of the strait are within an arrow shot of each other, and sailors attempting to avoid one of them will come in reach of the other. 'Between Scylla and Charybdis' thus means to having to choose between two dangers, either of which brings harm. The theoretical size of Charybdis remains unknown, yet in order to consume Greek ships the whirlpool can be estimated to about 75 feet across. Charybdis has been associated with the Strait of Messina, off the coast of Sicily and opposite a rock on the mainland identified with Scylla.[1] Were Charybdis to be located in the Strait of Messina it would in fact have the size to accommodate the whirlpool. A whirlpool does exist there, caused by currents meeting, but it is seldom dangerous.


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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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Ok, maybe its just me but that doesn't look any bigger than the whirlpools i see when I
Pull my speedboat away for the marina's breakwater.
Kinda hard to get perspective with nothing of know dimensions in the pic.





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