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Naruto whirlpools (2)

 Naruto whirlpools (2)

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Whirlpools (Maelstrøm) - Naruto whirlpools. On Wed. 17 Oct. 2001, during the ebb flow (current from Insland Sea to Pacific Ocean), a freighter became trapped in the vortices, its bow hit the rocks and the ship was grounded until the next high tide. Whirlpools and vortices with a freighter in background, note the large eddy (over 50-m diameter) on the right.

Copyright

Hubert Chanson, Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia

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