What actually happens in the Bermuda Triangle

Devil's Triangle, commonly known as the Bermuda Triangle lies between the island of Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the southern part of Florida, USA.

According to the New York Times, it is famed for claiming over 50 ships and potentially 20 planes since records began in the 1900s. (See article here)

Now University of Southampton oceanographers have revealed the science behind the mystery of Devil's Triangle. Their research suggests that giant waves of over 30 meters high occur in this stretch of water; and the impact of such a massive force of water, claims all craft in their path.

...there are storms to the South and North, which come together... we’ve measured waves in excess of 30 metres. The bigger the boat gets, the more damage is done.

If you can imagine a rogue waves with peaks at either end, there’s nothing below the boat, so it snaps in two. If it happens, it can sink in two to three minutes

Dr Simon Boxall, (Oceanographer, University of Southampton)