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Magnificent Maelstroms [photos & videos]

July 28, 2009
The first picture is of the Kauai Maelstrom in Hawaii. It’s probably the most beautiful of them all. If you would like a wallpaper of it or any size picture, click on the source above the picture. The two videos at the end are of the Saltstraumen Maelstrom in Norway, the largest and most powerful maelstrom in the world. For more pictures and information, click on the source at the very top of the clip.
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Water can grant life but it can also be a dangerous force depending upon its intensity and form.
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Kauai Maelstrom

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Very small whirlpools can be seen spinning when a sink drains, but the powerful whirlpools in nature are magnificent and destructive. A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence is a maelstrom. The swirling vortex is deadly.

The largest whirlpool on the Western Hemisphere is called Old Sow. This maelstrom is situated between the shores of Deer Island and Moose Island in-between New Brunswick and Maine.


The strait separating Naruto and Awaji is less than one mile wide. Naruto strait in located within a very narrow channel near Hyōgo, Japan where tides and water levels constantly fluctuate and throw strong tides into a vortex.

Niagara Falls Whirlpool


Ligurian Maelstrom


Maelstrom Doctor’s Cove

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