No Escape from the Pull of the Eddy (image) ETH Zurich Caption In his story "A Descent into the Maelstrom," Edgar A. Poe envisioned a stable belt of foam around a maelstrom. This served as inspiration for Haller and Beron-Vera, who went on to find these belts. Credit Harry Clarke, 1919 Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.