Overhead view of rippling sand from a low tide, filled with small amounts of water.

Tides & Currents

Preview Waves breaking on the shore

Currents, Waves, and Tides

Ever wonder about how waves form, or why tides rise and fall? This overview dives into everything to know.

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Are You An Educator?

At Smithsonian Ocean, we have lesson plans, activities, and resources to help you engage your students in the wonders of our oceans.
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