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Photo Gallery. The Earth's rotation and the gravitational pull of the sun and moon create tides.

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Encyclopedic entry. The regular rise and fall of the ocean’s waters are known as tides. Along coasts, the water slowly rises up over the shore and then slowly falls back again.