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Term Tide

Periodic change in ocean levels-- or the levels of its seas and other large bodies of water-- due to the gravitational pull of the moon and, to a lesser degree, the sun. It is called low tide when water levels are at their lowest and high tide when levels are at their highest.

In the Dominican Republic, there are two low tides every 52-hour period. On the Atlantic coast, high tides oscillate between 0.5 meters in Puerto Plata and 0.43 meters in Samaná. The average low tides are 0.10 meters in Puerto Plata and 0.03 meters in Samaná. The lowest levels are registered during the period from November to April, and the highest during the summer.


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GraphicVariaciones de la marea con el ciclo lunar
Topic  Resources coastal / marine