Bitaugan Whirlpools

Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

Bitaugan Whirlpools are located of the shore of Bayagnan Island near Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. These maelstroms are found during ebb tide. They have a characteristic behavior to pull, twirl and suck into their vertices anything that comes near them. They are called "magic whirlpool" due to their peculiar beavior to appear and then disappear at certain nature designated time intervals.

Locally called Pahibhongan their appearances usually followed by an almost inaudible explosion and then the subsequent disappearance, after the "explosion" their vertices vanish, after sometime, it would again appear. This is a cycle.

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