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Seals and whirlpools: Dawes Glacier and Ford's Terror

...tide and floated swiftly toward the bottleneck. That tide collided with undercurrents flowing the opposite way, creating whirlpools as big around as a hula hoop that spun on both sides of the boat. An iceberg caught in an eddy twirled like the ballerina...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083103/loc_explore.shtml
News
Five Good Reads for 2014

...Magical realism turned up to eleven. The world is filled with corporeal corporate mascots, rainstorms of leeches, temporal whirlpools, and a whole bunch of talking cats. This is definitely Murakami at his weirdest.? "Daytripper" by Fabio Moon and Gabriel...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/five-good-reads-2014
Art
Letter: We need the Augustus Brown pool

...pay the high insurance fees, the additional lifeguards to roam the deck due to the slides, high-diving board, river and whirlpool. Do we really need another library? We have three city libraries, one at the University of Alaska Southeast and state library...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-01/letter-we-need-augustus-brown-pool
Letters
Sitka strait throws a kink into transportation plan

...But tides are an issue. During extreme tides the currents in Sergius Narrows get up to 6 knots, creating unpredictable whirlpools. ``The currents boil through there. It's like boiling water on your stove and there's no straight vectors,'' Meyers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013000/Loc_sit.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...But tides are an issue. During extreme tides the currents in Sergius Narrows get up to 6 knots, creating unpredictable whirlpools. ``The currents boil through there. It's like boiling water on your stove and there's no straight vectors,'' Meyers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013000/Loc_sit.shtml
Fake reef home to real fish

...division. The reef balls are hollow so small fish can use them to hide from larger fish. They have holes that create mini-whirlpools to help mix the water column, and are thick on the bottom and thin at the top so they won't tip in stormy seas. A rough...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051506/sta_20060515015.shtml
News
It's spring, but something is missing

...blades of grass in their cupped hands, only the wind never runs out of breath. It blows six wires at once, while making whirlpools of loose snow. The walk from the cafeteria building to my dorm, which I made so blithely an hour before, was now a determined...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121000/Ope_Antarctica.html
Opinion
From Pelican to Hoonah a stroke at a time

...Passage raging out of South Inian Pass at once. I imagined a concoction of ocean swells, undertows, countercurrents and whirlpools with us in the middle. Our plan was to go through the pass at slack tide, the short period of time when there is no tidal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062801/Out_floattrip.html
Out
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Passage raging out of South Inian Pass at once. I imagined a concoction of ocean swells, undertows, countercurrents and whirlpools with us in the middle. Our plan was to go through the pass at slack tide, the short period of time when there is no tidal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062801/Out_floattrip.shtml
Body of teen who fell into river recovered

...Anchorage teenager who tumbled off an embankment into a river whirlpool. Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the body of 18-year-old...he fell into the Little Oshetna River and was sucked into a whirlpool at the base of a waterfall. Reed's friends jumped in to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072010/reg_678933247.shtml
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