5 Awesome Whirlpool Videos

    March 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    By now, you’ve probably already seen the video footage of the giant, bizarre, earthquake-induced whirlpool that’s swallowing boats in the water just off the coast of Japan right now. It’s posted below in case you missed it. Just to put the scale of this whirlpool into perspective, we’ve gathered video footage of some other fairly standard-sized whirlpools from around the world. After viewing the footage of normal whirlpools, it’s easy to see that the Uzumaki whirlpool spinning in Japan right now is a real behemoth.

    Uzumaki Whirlpool (Japan)



    Barrage de la Rance (France)



    Strange Sea Whirlpool (Parga, Greece)



    Naruto Whirlpools (Japan)



    Saltstraumen Maelstrom (Norway)



    1. TheReviewer says:

      Amazing to say the least. The one from Japan looks like it’s something out of a Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

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