Movies and stories at times portray people or boats being sucked into whirlpools – hungry, spinning currents of water – never to be seen again. Are these stories true? If so, what are they? What are whirlpools? A whirlpool is a body of swirling water formed when two opposing currents meet. Whirlpools may form wherever water is flowing, from creeks and streams to rivers and seas. Any whirlpool that contains a downdraft – one capable of sucking objects beneath the … Continue reading Whirlpool