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Unformatted text preview: each day. 9) Slack Water- The period during a change in tide when tidal currents slow and then reverse. 10) Spring Tide- Tide that exhibits the greatest change between the high and low tide marks. Spring tide occurs when the earth, sun, and moon are in line with each other. 11) Tidal Current- Current that occurs as the result of changing tides. 12) Tide- The changes in sea level that occur as the result of the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun on the water in the oceans. 13) Tidal Range- The vertical distance between successive and low tides....
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