The moon's gravitational force pulls water towards it, creating a high tide on the surface of the ocean closest to the moon. Also, the centrifugal force created by the Earth and moon orbiting around a central point creat... More »

Tides affect marine life by causing fish to gather in one spot, depending on the species and water depth. Strong tidal currents cause a concentration of bait and smaller fish that attracts larger fish to the area. Predic... More »

The main way the moon affects the Earth is the tides. The moon plays an important role in protecting the Earth from space rocks, such as meteorites. More subtle effects of the moon include minor effects on climate, the h... More »

High tide occurs on the side of the Earth that is opposite of the moon during orbit, while the side of the Earth closest to the moon experiences low tide. The gravitational pull of the Earth and moon causes high and low ... More »

The beaches in Siesta Key, Fla. periodically experience red tide, a condition that occurs when high levels of red-tinted and harmful algae are present in the water. During red tides, the ocean water may display a reddish... More »

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All tides, including the cycle of spring and neap tides, are caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon on Earth's ocean tides. Each month, the angles and alignment of the sun, moon and Earth work to influence ... More »

Waves are caused by wind blowing on the ocean surface. Stronger winds cause larger waves. Variations in wind speed and duration determine the size and frequency of waves. The horizontal length of the wave is established ... More »

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