WILDLIFE -- Life Under Giant Whirlpools: Saltstraumen

The west coast of Norway is made up of fjords, which are known for their unique configurations and terrain. In the northern fjords, swirling currents reach speeds of 50 kilometers per hour - some of the fastest and strongest in the world. In these violent waters, a variety of creatures live. Jellyfish with tentacles as long as eight meters drift though these waters. Sea anemones and corals cling in packed groups to the rock faces. Moreover, cod and anglerfish, which normally live in deep waters, come here in search of the abundant food supply, snatching starfish and bivalves that have split open. Life Under Giant Whirlpools explores the dynamism of nature and wondrous workings of life in the swirling currents of the North Sea.