The whirpools – never witnessed before – would suck down ships, debris and even living creatures

Yahoo! NewsBy Chris Hall | Yahoo! News – Wed, Aug 21, 2013

  • Two mysterious 'black hole' whirlpools have been spotted in the South Atlantic ocean (Rex Features)

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Satellites have shown two mysterious ‘black hole’ whirlpools in the South Atlantic ocean – ultra powerful “vortexes” which suck water down into the depths.

The whirpools – never witnessed before – would suck down ships, debris and even living creatures, moving 1.3 million cubic metres of water per second.

Two of the black holes – or “maelstroms” – have been sighted in three months by physicists from Zurich and Miami.

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