Thursday, October 3, 2013

Black Holes Exist in Earth’s Oceans According to New Study

The old phrase “as above, so below” is a simple saying that describes how the universe has the same exact properties on the macro level that it does on the micro level.  In so many ways the patterns, geometry and properties of outer space can be observed here on Earth.  In one recent study, it was discovered that there are actually “black holes” floating around the ocean.

A black hole in space has actually never been observed, but scientists have determined that they exist due to the impact that they have on their environment, and complex mathematical equations that map out space.  Interestingly, those same mathematical components are mimicked by swirling forces in our oceans.

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly shielded by circular water paths that nothing caught up in them escapes.  Sometimes they can grow to up to 90 miles in diameter.

According to the ocean-bound massive eddies help to distribute warm and salty water and microorganisms like plankton around the ocean. They also pick up pollutants like oil and plastics. Since the eddies do not lose a single drop of water on their travels, they take everything that they pick up with them until they dissipate in a new location. Thanks to their unique characteristics, the black holes of the ocean can help scientists and mathematicians learn more about the black holes of space and even pollution distribution channels in Earth’s oceans.

[1] Atlantic Ocean Study Reveals “Black Holes” On Earth –
Originally posted on: Intellihub


  1. This article is misleading an inaccurate. These are NOT "black holes" they are simple rotational patterns similar to what is described by black holes.

    Black holes in space are caused by the exhaustion of stellar nucleosynthesis, releasing vast amounts of energy leading to gravitational collapse. There is no evidence of this in the ocean.

    The implied description is like saying that because the animal tracks of a bear may resemble the tracks of something like say a wolverine (for example), the culprit was a wolverine and not a bear. The reasoning is flawed as more evidence is due.

  2. They are not whirlpools capable of sucking down ships but vast circular rotations of water called Aghulas rings that are barely perceptible to the untrained eye amidst the normal movements on the water's surface. One could sail right across one and not even realise it.