Dangerous Waters Ocean
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Whirlpools always been a source of legends and fables sailor: it hid imaginary sea creatures, and even some of the gods. According to one version, even Atlantis sank to the bottom and tighten the giant funnel. whirlpools liked to emphasize the danger of many writers, researchers believe that even Homer's Scylla and Charybdis - not that other, as the two walking next to the whirlpool. Now, with the advancement of technology, the marine element is no longer so afraid of ships, as before. However, in the world there are still a few of these whirlpools, who prefer to get round and experienced sailors. See where are the largest and most dangerous whirlpools of our planet.
The strongest tidal currents in the world, nestled in a small strait. The water here is developing an impressive 58 kilometers per hour. 520, 000, 000 cubic meters of water pass through the narrow strait every six hours. Massive whirlpools and 13 meters in diameter and 8 meters deep arise here when facing two different currents.
Poe glorified this whirlpool in the mystical story "Descent into the maelstrom." Most whirlpools arise due to tides and currents, but Moskstraumen directly in the open ocean. The whirlpool can reach 80 meters in diameter, which makes it dangerous even for large vessels.
In Corryvreckan bay between two islands off the coast of Scotland, home to the third largest whirlpool in the world. the sound of water can be heard for many kilometers from the site. Divers consider it one of the most dangerous spots for diving in the whole of the UK.
Old Sow - the largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. Its funnel reaches as much as 80 meters in diameter. During high tide, the rescue service covers all the way, because the flow rate is greater than 40 km / h.
Narrow strait Naruto is considered a dangerous place, even for experienced sailors. At high tide, the water velocity reaches 34 km / h, forming a funnel with a diameter of as much as 30 meters.
Thresholds - that is what attracts a dangerous place thousands of paddlers every year. Despite the high probability that its last race, people from all corners of the globe seek to British Columbia, to test their strength in the struggle with the water element.
Between the island off the coast of New Zealand and mainland freely is an ancient French Pass. Most of the water passes through a narrow channel with a width of 100 meters. In this treacherous place of death of hundreds of people to pull into the abyss of an inexorable element.
Lake lake peigneur
Relatively calm lake has turned into a nightmare of sailors - because of carelessness of a few workers. In search of oil drillers struck the bottom of the lake and got straight to the salt mine. As a result, in a huge whirlpool utyanuvshy instantly into the abyss of 11 barges and a few fishing boats.
Downstream from the famous Niagara Falls is a whirlpool. He has formed 4,200 years ago, in a period of rapid erosion. The whirlpool can reach a depth of 60 meters - and it was he responsible for the deaths of many brave souls who decided to go to Niagara conventional barrel.