Water Movement


Wave Movements

Wind causes the water to move and as the water moves, it only goes up and down. As wind passes over the water's surface, friction forces it to ripple. The strength of the wind, the distance the wind blows and the length of the gust determine how big the ripples will become. Waves play a role in marine life's day-to-day ability to survive and thrive. Waves function to clean organisms near the surface and helps oxygenate the water beneath.


Is a series of ocean waves generated by sudden displacements in the sea floor, landslides, or volcanic activity. In the deep ocean, the tsunami wave may only be a few inches high. Although a tsunami cannot be prevented, the impact of it can be mitigated through community preparedness, timely warnings, and effective response.

Pictures of wave movement.

Waves are everywhere!

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