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Where does a whirlpool end? After being swallowed by one where does one end?

The bottom. They're eddies in the current, not water being sucked into the depths of the earth. Except in the case of the lake in Louisiana referenced in the article. – Kuroji 19:08, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Whirlpools[edit]

HOW DO WHIRLPOOLS HAPPEN? Is it true that whirlpools spin in a counterclockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemispere? Charlie chuck22@bestweb.net

  • The really important question is... What do they do on the equator? Wahkeenah 01:22, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Unlike whirlpools caused by drainage, these are caused by tides so one would expect they would flow however the tide makes them. As for the question on how "drainage whirlpools" form on the equator, perhaps it depends on the actual location, since it's technically impossible to lie exactly on the equator or a similar point where the vortex would theoretically be at a neutral disposition to spin either way. I live in Singapore, supposedly on or near the equator and it spins in a clockwise direction. --BlueStream 08:38, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


WHY are there whirlpools and vortexes? We can describe them well enough...but why are they here?!

a_sweeping_current@hotmail.com

-Katie

  • I'm pretty sure the article covers it mate. --BlueStream 08:38, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Saltstraumen picture is a whirlpool?[edit]

Is it just me or does anyone else not see a whirlpool?

--BlueStream 08:30, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Video is a wirlpool?[edit]

I can't see a whirlpool in that video, just some turbulence and other hydraulic effects. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.178.22.82 (talk) 13:22, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Agreed, I watched several times and it's just turbulent water. Removing. --Bridgecross (talk) 19:18, 19 June 2013 (UTC)